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The Story of Ferdinand: Leaf, Munro (Drawings

Leaf, Munro (Drawings by Robert Lawson)

Published by The Viking Press Publishers (1936)

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Item Description: The Viking Press Publishers, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 1936" printed on the copyright page. A fabulous copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with NO chip or tears. This First Issue dustjacket has the $1.00 printed price present on the front flap with minor discoloration to the spine. The book is in excellent condition and appears UNREAD. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a stunning copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Munro Leaf First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15213943039

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LEAF, Munro.

Published by New York: The Viking Press, 1936 (1936)

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Item Description: New York: The Viking Press, 1936, 1936. Quarto. Original pink paper covered boards, grey cloth spine, lettering to spine in pink, pictorial endpapers, with the dust jacket. Housed in a pink quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. An excellent copy in dust jacket with light rubbing to ends of spine and a bit of light soiling to top edges and flap folds. Black and white illustrations throughout by Robert Lawson. First edition, first printing. A beautiful copy of this classic children's tale, of a bull who liked to smell flowers under the cork tree rather than fight in bull fights. Published just months before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, many saw it as a Pacifist title. It was banned in several countries, including Spain. Hitler ordered the title to be burned, while Stalin allowed it to be the only non communist children's title allowed in Poland and Mahatma Gandhi proclaimed it as his favourite book. This title was also the basis for the 1938 Walt Disney animated short which won the Academy Award that year in the best short film category. Bookseller Inventory # 92666

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The Story of Ferdinand: Leaf, Munro (Robert

Leaf, Munro (Robert Lawson)

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Item Description: Viking Press, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has light fading to the spine with minor wear to the spine and edges NOT effecting any lettering. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL cloth from the publisher. The boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean, with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this scarce First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-11103044888

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LEAF, Munro |

Published by New York: The Viking Press, 1936. (1936)

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Item Description: New York: The Viking Press, 1936., 1936. The Story of the Young Bull who Preferred Smelling Flowers to FightingLEAF, Munro. The Story of Fedinand. Illustrated by Robert Lawson. New York: The Viking Press, 1936.First edition, first issue with "First Published September 1936" on verso of title-page. Small quarto ( 8 1/8 x 7 inches; 207 x 178 mm.). [71], [1, blank] pp.Original quarter gray cloth over pink paper boards, with white floral pattern and Ferdinand the Bull in black in center. Spine lettered in red, yellow pictorial endpapers. The two top corners very slightly bumped, otherwise near fine. Original pink paper pictorial dust jacket with similar floral pattern with large Ferdinand on front panel and small Ferdinand on rear panel. Spine faded, inner flap price clipped, a few short tears to extremities. Overall a very good copy in the original (price-clipped) dust jacket.The Story of Ferdinand (1936) is the best known work written by American author Munro Leaf (1905-1976) and illustrated by Robert Lawson (1892-1957). This wonderful children's book tells the story of the Young Ferdinand who does not enjoy butting heads with other young bulls, but prefers instead to lie under a tree smelling the flowers. His mother worries that he might be lonely and tries to persuade him to play with the other calves, but when she sees that Ferdinand is content as he is, she leaves him alone. When the calves grow up, Ferdinand turns out to be the largest and strongest of the young bulls. All the other bulls dream of being chosen to compete in the bull fight in Madrid, but Ferdinand still prefers smelling the flowers to fighting. Five men come to the pasture to choose a bull for the fights. Ferdinand is again on his own, sniffing flowers, when he accidentally sits on a bee. He runs wildly across the field, snorting and stamping. Mistaking Ferdinand for a mad bull, the men rename him Ferdinand the Fierce and take him away to Madrid. All the beautiful ladies of Madrid turn out to see the handsome matador fight Ferdinand the Fierce. However, when Ferdinand is led into the ring, he is delighted by the flowers in the ladies' hair and lies down in the middle of the ring to enjoy them, upsetting and disappointing everyone. Ferdinand is sent back to his pasture, where to this day, he is still smelling flowers.The book was released nine months before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, and was seen by many supporters of Francisco Franco as a pacifist book. It was banned in many countries, including in Spain. In Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler ordered the book burned, while Joseph Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, granted it privileged status as the only non-communist children's book allowed in Poland. India's leader Mahatma Gandhi called it his favorite book. Leaf is said to have written the story on a whim in an afternoon in 1935, largely to provide his friend, illustrator Robert Lawson (then relatively unknown) a forum in which to showcase his talents. The landscape in which Lawson placed the fictional Ferdinand is more or less real. Lawson faithfully reproduced the view of the city of Ronda in Andalusia for his illustration of Ferdinand being brought to Madrid on a cart: we see the Puente Nuevo ("New Bridge") spanning the El Tajo canyon. The Disney movie added some rather accurate views of Ronda and the Puente Romano ("Roman bridge") and the Puente Viejo ("Old bridge") at the beginning of the story, where Lawson's pictures were more free. Ronda is home to the oldest bullfighting ring in Spain that is still used; this might have been a reason for Lawson's use of its surroundings as a background for the story.Grolier 100 Children's Literature #80. Bookseller Inventory # 03515

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The Story of Ferdinand: Leaf, Munro; Illustrated

Leaf, Munro; Illustrated By Robert Lawson

Published by Viking, New York (1936)

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Item Description: Viking, New York, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Original decorated boards with cloth spine, without the dust wrapper. First printing, with September 1936 on the copyright page. Internally in fine condition with no markings or inscriptions, binding tight. A small area abrasion to the lower portion of spine with slight loss to the cloth, bottom edge of the front board a bit rubbed with very slight loss. Overall a very good solid copy, internally fine. Bookseller Inventory # 002178

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The Story of Ferdinand: Leaf, Munro; Lawson,

Leaf, Munro; Lawson, Robert [Illustrator]

Published by The Viking Press (1936)

ISBN 10: 0670674249 ISBN 13: 9780670674244

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Item Description: The Viking Press, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing with date on title page. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Light soiling to boards, with several tiny dings at edges, light rubbing at corners. Previous owner name to front free end paper. Pages show sporadic age spotting, signs of handling; several short closed edge tears, chip to bottom of rear free end paper, and 1.5 x .5 inch chip to bottom edge of a page. A charming copy of this beloved children's book, which tells the tale of a bull who'd rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights. Bookseller Inventory # 160119003

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The Story of Ferdinand: Leaf, Munroe

Leaf, Munroe

Published by The Viking Press, New York (1936)

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Item Description: The Viking Press, New York, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Lawson, Robert (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Boards in very good condition. Corners rubbed, small abrasion to the lower edge. Hinges strong. Previous owner sig. blacked out with a ballpoint leaving an abrasion. No other internal markings. Text in very good condition, with some very light fingerprint discoloration to a few of the pages. Small tear to the lower edge of two pages. Light crease to the lower front corner of the first few pages. Scans available. Bookseller Inventory # 021177

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Leaf, Munro

Published by VIKING PRESS, NY (1936)

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From: Princeton Antiques Bookshop (Atlantic City, NJ, U.S.A.)

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Item Description: VIKING PRESS, NY, 1936. HARD BACK PINK. Book Condition: FAIR. ROBERT LAWSON (illustrator). FIRST ED. 7 1/4 X 8 1/4. 4th printing, covers faded and spotted, DATE PUBLISHED: 1936 EDITION: FIRST ED UNPAGINATED. Bookseller Inventory # 075930

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Munro Leaf

Published by The Viking Press (1936)

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Item Description: The Viking Press, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Acceptable. First Edition. FIRST EDITION. New York: The Viking Press, 1936. Good- copy with no dust jacket. 1st printing stating "First published September 1936" on copyright page, title page dated 1936 in roman numerals. Ffep removed, hinge at front split. Paper covers sunned, stained, exposed tips, worn along edges. A few stains on bottom edge. A worn, well-loved copy of the rare children's classic. Bookseller Inventory # 131125394

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Leaf, Munro

Published by Hamish Hamilton, 1937 (1937)

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Item Description: Hamish Hamilton, 1937, 1937. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. very light foxing, couple very short inscriptions in front, illustrated by Robert Lawson. Bookseller Inventory # 009645

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The Story of Ferdinand: Munro Leaf

Munro Leaf

Published by Hamish Hamilton, UK (1937)

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Item Description: Hamish Hamilton, UK, 1937. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good ++. Dust Jacket Condition: Good++. Robert Lawson (illustrator). First Edition. 1st Edition 1937. Illustrated by Robert Lawson with 34 full-page pictures. A good example of this classic book. Book is very good++ and bright. A hint of light rubbing to spine tips. Contents good. The wrapper is good++ with a small chips to spine tips. Light creasing and small closed tears to edges. A few longer ones at the spine. Edges rubbed and nicked. Darkened strip to front of cover. More images can be taken upon request.Ref 11933 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 013984

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The Story of Ferdinand: Leaf, Munro; Robert

Leaf, Munro; Robert Lawson, ill

Published by The Viking Press, New York (1936)

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Item Description: The Viking Press, New York, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: good. Second printing. Second printing, October 1936 (first edition was published the month previous). Cloth-backed pictorial boards in original dust jacket, illustrated, unpaginated, clean unmarked text, Very Good copy in Good dust jacket, a bit of a lean to the book, a faint musty odor to the book, ink inscription on the first blank, light rubbing or wear to the edges of the book's covers, tips of the dust jacket flaps are clipped, dust jacket with some soiling and age-toning, light wear along the edges of the dust jacket including creasing, tearing, and a bit of loss at the tips. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector. Rare book. Bookseller Inventory # s00017896

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Leaf, Munro

Published by The Viking Press, New York (1937)

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Item Description: The Viking Press, New York, 1937. First edition, eighth printing. Octavo, unpaginated. Hardcover without jacket in VG- condition. Bumping and shelf-wear. Rubbing to corners. Mild abrasion to rear board. Light sunning and soiling to cloth-bound spine. Boards are encased in a protective mylar covering. Foxing to text block, very lightly affecting text. Hinge-starting at rear, otherwise sturdy. Signed by Munro Leaf on front free end page. Shelve: CHILDREN'S CASE Spine is tan with red text. Dupont. Bookseller Inventory # 9-48-1228360

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Leaf, Munro

Published by Hamish Hamilton, London (1937)

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Item Description: Hamish Hamilton, London, 1937. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Lawson, Robert (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8vo. Unpaginated. Illustrated throughout. Pictorial endpapers. Original cloth-backed boards. Boards lightly scratched and marked. Signature to head of title page. A nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 07866

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THE STORY OF FERDINAND.: LAWSON, Robert (illustrator).

LAWSON, Robert (illustrator). Story by Munro Leaf.

Published by London Hamilton (1937)

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Item Description: London Hamilton, 1937. FIRST UK EDITION 1937, small 4to, 210 x 180 mm, 8¼ x 7¼ inches, cloth backed pink boards, black and white vignette to both boards, pink lettering to spine, illustrated endpapers, (70) pages. Numerous full page and smaller illustrations. Story of the bull who refused to fight, preferring from early childhood to sit in the shade of a tree and smell the flowers. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly worn, spine a bit discoloured, spine edges slightly worn, boards slightly marked, endpapers slightly foxed, front endpaper a bit creased with tiny closed edge tear repaired, contents very slightly foxed throughout, no inscriptions. A good copy, lacking dustwrapper. First published in the US in 1936. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. Bookseller Inventory # 16771

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Leaf, Munro

Published by The Viking Press, Publishers, New York (1936)

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Item Description: The Viking Press, Publishers, New York, 1936. Boards/ Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Robert Lawson (illustrator). First Edition, Fourth Printing. Stated Fourth Printing, December 1936. Lightly Used, No Names Or Marks, A Little Fading At Edges Of Boards But Spine Lettering Strong, Paper Covered Boards Beginning To Fray At Lower Front Tip. This Book Without The Dust Jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 029866

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The Story of Ferdinand: Leaf, Munro

Leaf, Munro

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Item Description: Viking Press, New York, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Lawson, Robert (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st edition, stated 4th printing (December 1936). Text block in very good condition, with no marks, tears, or dog ears. Gift inscription on first blank page after the illustrated endpapers. Pages are age tanned, but not the illustrated endpapers. The previous owner¿s bookplate is pasted to the back of the first free endpaper. The pink book cover is intact, but is discolored and faded front and back near the spine, which is soiled. The corners are bumped, as is the spine, top and bottom. The title on the spine is still visible, but is sun faded. Wikipedia says of Munro Leaf: Wilbur Monroe Leaf (aka Munro Leaf) (December 4, 1905 ¿ December 21, 1976), was an American author of children's literature who wrote and illustrated nearly 40 books during his 40-year career. He is best known for THE STORY OF FERDINAND (1936), a children's classic which he wrote on a yellow legal-length pad in less than an hour. [Published when the Spanish Civil War was underway], Leaf¿s book was labeled as subversive and stirred an international controversy. Leaf once commented, "Early on in my writing career I realized that if one found some truths worth telling they should be told to the young in terms that were understandable to them." He wrote THE STORY OF FERDINAND for his friend, illustrator Robert Lawson. The story, which follows a gentle bull in rural Spain who prefers smelling flowers to bullfighting, sparked considerable controversy because Ferdinand was regarded by some as a pacifist symbol. Banned in Spain and burned as propaganda in Nazi Germany, the book had over 60 foreign translations and has never gone out of print [thereby transcending all political analysis]. The story was adapted into a Walt Disney film which won a 1938 Academy Award.¿. Bookseller Inventory # 000158

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Leaf

Published by Viking Press (1937)

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Item Description: Viking Press, 1937. Paper on Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Lawson (illustrator). First. First published in 1936. this is the 5th reprint of first edition. pink boards with sun fade around edges with cloth hinge and spine. no dj. very clean and tight. Front cover has line drawing of Ferdinand the bull Size: 7.5"x8.5". Book. Bookseller Inventory # 025790

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Munro Leaf

Published by Hamish Hamilton (1937)

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Item Description: Hamish Hamilton, 1937. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. 1937. First Edition. Unpaginated. No dust jacket. Pink and grey boards with cloth spine and red text. Contains b&w illustrations throughout. Pages are slightly yellowed with light cracking to the front hinge exposing netting but pages remain tight. Light foxing to text block edge and throughout, inscription to the front endpaper.Binding is firm with light corner bumping and soiling to the boards. Spine is tanned with light shelf wear. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1455730216NAT

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Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson (Illustrator)

Published by Viking Juvenile (1936)

ISBN 10: 0670674249 ISBN 13: 9780670674244

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Item Description: Viking Juvenile, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0670674249

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