NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1977/1926, stated 1st this Farrar facsimile reproduction, red cloth boards with Clever Bill stamped, decorated endpapers, 10.1x7.4" oblong; yellow jacket with full colour decorations all around, 22 pp. Picture book hardback.
Clever Bill, a soldier doll, races to catch up with Mary's train at Dover. A simple book about a toy's love. "Clever Bill, I have long felt, is among the few perfect picture books ever created for children.." Maurice Sendak, from jacket flap.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good jacket; no names, book itself as new, in jacket with wrinkles near top spine, half inch, one inch closed tear, a little soil on back top edge; unclipped 5.95. Item #20978