New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, April 1936/1933, 2nd printing of the first US edition, translated by Merle Haas; matte red boards with blue spine, endpapers with elephants on green background; no title list on verso, only statement, 10.5x14. Picture book hardback Babar.
The original US publisher of this book. Random House acquired the Babars in this year. Nice clear colour and sharp lines. Extra shipping will be required for international and priority shipping because of the size and weight of this book.
CONDITION: Good Minus; no names or other marks, edges rubbed to white, corners quite rubbed with card showing, spine ends rubbed down about 1/16", spine faded to gray; interior loosening with sewing showing between signatures and first two split to 2", 4" gutter tear, some lower margin soil and reading wrinkles, with most of each page flat and clean. Much read by an adult who turns pages from the bottom! Item #21114