Chicago, New York: Rand McNally Company, 1931/1926, early printing of the large Once Upon a Time Series; black paper boards with design of white squares, on the top board a large coloured illustration of the fairies looking at the tiny baby, on the bottom a smaller silhouette of a little girl and birds on a hill in the wind; two columned text with large font and many coloured illustrations; 9.76x12.2"; np. Picture book hardback tall.
A series edited by a professor of English literature at Wellesley. Tom Thumb, The Goose Girl, Jack and the Beanstalk, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots.Margaret Evans Price's long career (beginning at age 12) included illustrations for many children's books, as well as murals, scientific illustration, fine art exhibitions, and portraiture. Later in life she became the art director of Fisher-Price toys, (her husband Irving Price was the cofounder) and some of the early toys were based on her artwork.,
CONDITION: Near Fine; no names, very clean, tight and straight with clean, unwrinkled pages, sharp corners and nice spine ends, just a speck of rubbing to some tips. A lovely copy. Item #21396