Charles G. Shaw,

Black and White

New York: Harper and Brothers (1946), white and black paper boards, plain endpapers, black and white lithos 8x10.5 in.; np. Picture book hardback.

A nice copy of an unusual children's picture book, about black and white worlds coming together. Not a great success at the time, as it threatened to be about interracial marriage, but colllected today and quite scarce. Man who likes only black begins to sense white in his world, wakes up to find a snowman on his bedroom chair, turns out she's a snow lady, he marries her and they live happily ever after. Shaw's works of abstract art can be found in most major museum collections. He was also a writer and essayist. In the 40's he illustrated a few children's books for Harpers and Scott, including MWB's Winter Noisy Book.  (This plot strays far away from Lucy Sprague Mitchell and Bank Street!).

Very Good without, I assume, jacket; no names or other marks, spine has had one inch flap carefully  glued down along the joint edge,; the extrems are quite rubbed, especially the spine foot, a narrow red 1" mark (from a bookstore:?) at bottom left of board.

100% of the proceeds from this book benefit: The Children's Book Bank

Among their many activities, the Children's Book Bank gives Pre school and K children their own tote bags full of books, so they have their own home library which can fit in anywhere.  A wonderful organization.

1728 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97232    info@childrensbookbank.org / 503 616-3981   http://www.childrensbookbank.org. Item #39999

Price: $500.00

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