Apple-Pie ABC.

New York: McLoughlin Bros. (1897), glazed paper covers with the pie on the table, surrounded by the children and their cat, on the back, a child offers the pie to another NOP, spreads inside alternate orange and black illustrations and full colour chromolithographs, all with a large letter and its illustration within a circle; upper and lower case alphabets on backs of covers; 8.75x9"; 10 interior pages. Toploader large.

The well-behaved children in this 1897 version do nothing wrong! U upset the pie quite by accident, and the NOP sequence shows a rich child Offering the pie to a poor child who Needed it . There is a competent looking Black cook, and a rich Black child who Fenced for it, neither stereotypical. A quiet but colourful Apple-Pie in heavy coated paper, reprinted from the 1897 linen Kris Kringle series version, but no series indication or "Linen"

CONDITION: Very Good Plus; light pencil 1912 birth-day inscription on alphabet page (erasable), center spread with very light soil and one lightly rusted staple, small top corner crease. clean and tight. Item #22704

Price: $100.00

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