Chicago: North Bank Drive, Hollow-Tree House, 1948, 1st or year of publication, list; paper boards with all around painting of bright orange-red tricycle, sparkling and smiling, and zooming down Nob Hill into Chinatown, yellow endpapers with red fram. Picture Book Hardback.
When Bobby saw the Bicycle in the park, he forgot his old tricycle friend Ting-a-Ling. So the tricycle went exploring, down, down the hill. He was rescued by Tommy Lee, who fixed him up and loved him. Then Tommy's father saw the Lost and Found ad! All ends happily. Beautiful colours by a Bohemian artist/partner who designed games for CADACO in Chicago, with an Art Deco feel. You can even buy a print online of the cover illustration! The Hollow-Tree Book publishing house was short lived. All their books were illustrated by Crandall, and may have been a side product of the game company, since even at that time $1 was very inexpensive for such colour and design.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; no names or other marks, rubbed to white in places on bottom edge and extrems, top corner of boards and pages bumped 1/4", otherwise both are in beautiful condition, in jacket with a little rubbing along spine and small (largest 1/4") chips to extrems; not as bright as boards, especially along bottom edge, but clean and unwrinkled; unclipped 1.00. Item #19515