/Chloe Preston, illustrator

Peek-a-boo Jim (Chloe Preston)

Springfield, Mass; McLoughlin Bros., (1927), heavy card shape of boy in red Nordic hat and sweater, black checked scarf, on yellow ground, small, bright coloured pictures within the head shape and on the foot of each page, 5"x 11"; np. Novelty shape book.

Jim, who, his dancing partner feels, is a bit thick, goes on an enthusiastic exercise regime, becomes slim and famous, marries Ma'moiselle Peeka de Bou, and opens a dancing school. One of the 4 Peek-a-Boo boys, originally published by Humphrey Milford in 1922.

CONDITION: Good Minus, traces of erased name on inside front board, child's copy of title on title page, light even soil to boards with some wear around top of hat, but yellow spine is flaked or bare all along, bottom staple is pulled away and the other two are getting there. We have glued down the yellow spine flakes to preserve the colour. Pages generally bright and clean with light offset from facing illustration. Item #22102

Price: $35.00

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