Boxed Gift Books

Children's books in boxes, often published thus without jackets. Boxes range from sturdy to fragile... we look for nice ones.

The White Elephant by Faulkner, Frederick Richardson, ill. Volland 1929 1st. Box
Faulkner, Georgene., reteller.
/Frederick Richardson, illustrator

Stories taken from various sources and originally broadcast by the "Radio Lady", which read smoothly. Her introduction gives children further books to explore and introduces them to comparative folklore. The illustrations are beautiful: full color plates inspired by Mughal painting, each facing a decorated caption, and others in black and white. (Since all Volland paper was "plate" quality, the colour and b/w could be printed on either side of the sheet.)

The stories are: The White Elephant, The Grain of Corn, The Timid Little Rabbit, Singh Raja and the Cunning Little Jackals, The Kingdom of Mouseland, The Alligator and the Jackal, The Bold Blackbird, The Kid and the Tiger, The Brahmin and the Tiger, The Bear's Bad Bargain, The Man Who Rode a Tiger.

Joliet, Illinois: The P. F. Volland Company, 1929, 1st, one of the Volland Fairy Stories, pictorial paper boards with white elephant caparisoned in red ornaments; endpapers with running jungle animals, endpapers, boards and all plates have delicate floral borders, black cloth spine, in black box with same illustration as boards, with slip advertising "Dandy Gander" (1928) laid in; 6x9.25"; 92 pp. + list of series.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good box; no names or other marks, straight and crisp, as new; in box with nice bottom half, soiled on back; the somewhat faded lid has rubs on tips and one repaired corner/2" split.
20318 The Turned-Intos by Gordon.
Gordon, Elizabeth.
/Janet Laura Scott, illustrator.

Jane Elizabeth explores the garden and meets those creatures who morph into a new form... butterflies, etc. Lovely pictures.

Chicago: P. F. Volland Company, 1930/1920, 18th printing, grey boards with orange spine and Princess Tiger Swallow Tale amid flowers, butterfly and elf riding a cricket; 18 stories, each with a full page illustration and little coloured paintings in text; list of Volland Sunny and Nature books; np.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Good Plus box; neat name and 1930 date on half title, no other marks, straight, clean, and very tight, clean; in a slightly faded box with rubbed edges, narrow sticker tear in top corner, one side split and corner splits, 2 splits have been mended with non-archival tape on the outside which looks ok for now but will yellow; still straight and strong (sturdy for a Volland box).