New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1926/1926, 1st; blue boards with large plate of the Princess, the spool of thread, and the King; title page plate with dancing peas, 10 single sided plates, 7 in umber and three in full colour; 6.25x8.38"; 96 pp. Juvenile hardback.
One day when Matvey was tilling the fields and Marya was preparing peas for dinner, a pea rolled away, then up to her feet. When she picked it up, it was a tiny boy, come to be her son and take care of the couple when he got older. A Russian Thumbelina tale.
CONDITION: Good; young child's printed name, board edges and plate rubbed and soiled, darkening, generally quite loose but without splits, page soil or tears; interior with flat and clean pages (one light margin print), plates in nice condition, small contemporary New Rochelle Bookstore silhouette sticker on rep. Well read, well cared for. Item #22458