The Poppy Seed Cakes.
Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Co., about 1949-1950, (post Doran, Mr. Apple's Family ad), black boards with orange borders, plain endpapers, in white jacket bright picture of Auntie baking cakes on front, with ad for Doubleday Books for Young Readers and dolphin and child colophon on the back; narrower margins 6x7.75"; np. Juvenile hardback.
Simple, endearing stories with many coloured illustrations about Andrewshek, his Auntie, the Goose, and the Garden Gate. The Petershams at their best.
CONDITION: Very Good in Good Minus jacket; no names or other marks, straight, tight, very bright interior appears unread, extrems rubbed and bottom front corner bumped and frayed 1/4"; in edgeworn jacket with faded spine and many creases, including 3" uneven carefully closed tear on front flap crease; almost no loss of paper however, thus it looks nice in protector; unclipped 3.25. Item #20719