Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., The Riverside Press, Cambridge; 1954, 1st; blue cloth with white titles and snowflakes, coloured illustrated endpapers with king and queen, bright pictures of medieval Portugal throughout, small quarto, 20 pp. PIcture Book hardcover.
From Kirkus 1954 "A news correspondent with a solid reputation for European reporting retells an old Portuguese legend with simple charm. In the long ago, a princess from the Land of Snow came to Lisbon as the King's bride. Happy except that she missed snow, the King repaired the situation by planting Almond trees whose white blossoms bloomed in snowy profusion. Through Baryl Bailey Jones' colorful pictures, the Queen, looking like Snow White, emerges quite beautifully. Noteworthy." A nice but jacketless copy of an uncommon book.
CONDITION: Very Good without jacket; bookplate on verso of illustrated fep; spine joint rumpled and faded, corners sharp, straight and tight, pages clean, unwrinkled, and bright, small oval Paul Elders, San Francisco bookstore sticker. Item #22516