New York: Harper and Brothers (1950) probable 1st, no medal or mention of this book's 1951 Newbery Honor, a "recent" 1948 book is mentioned; yellow boards with a small Appleby; endpapers with a green leaf on which is written a poem and little drawings of Appleby and his A; in cream jacket with the hero surrounded by a green leafy border, a large photo and bio of the author on the back, listing her adult books and her one previous children's book, Floating Island; 8.7x12"; 184 pp. Picture book.
Little Appleby, blessed with an odd name and many relatives, longs to find a Zebra butterfly for his Cousin Clement's 99th birthday. What follows is a kind of sequential alphabet novel, first envisioned by Anne Parrish and her brother as children. Many pictures full and in text with the letter names cleverly worked in. Newbery Honor.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; no names or other marks, clean, straight, light bumps to extrems, pages clean and unwrinkled, thus very nice, but with mottled area all along 1" of spine margin on back which is not at all evident on the jacket; clean crisp jacket with 1/8" wear to spine ends, 1/4" chips on two corners and half inch closed tear; unclipped 2.75. Item #22572