32mo. Color pictorial paper over boards. 286pp. Numerous line drawings. Very good. Faintest bit of edgewear only. A wonderfully tight, clean and handsome copy of #1459 in "The Better Little Book" series. Rarely are these seen in as fresh and bright a condition as this beauty, which is truly as good as it gets. Whitman does NOT indicate edition in any verifiable manner. Lantz (1899-1994) was a prolific, innovative cartoonist, director and producer best known for creating "Woody Woodpecker.". Bookseller Inventory # 40055
Title: Andy Panda and the Pirate Ghosts.
Publisher: Whitman Publishing Company
Publication Date: 1949
Book Description Whitman, 1949. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. Picture cover. Big Little Book, 1459. Shelf wear, wear to spine edge. Please note: we have 200 BLB's in stock. Check our other listings online or contact us for a full list. The Big Little Books, were first created in 1932 by Sam Lowe for Whitman Publishing Co. The name, though seemly paradoxical, promised "the buyer a great amount of reading material and pleasure (BIG) within a small and compact (LITTLE) book." - Lower, Larry. Lowery's The Collector's Guide to Big Little Books and Similar Books. Educational Research and Applications Corporation, 1981, p. 2. They were typically 3 5/8" wide and 4 1/2" high and featured a dramatic color cover. They featured an illustration on one page opposite a page of text. During the "Golden Age" of Big Little Books (1932-1938) these books were a staple for many American children. Bookseller Inventory # 1701080018
Book Description Whitman Publishing Company, Racine, WI, 1947. Hardcover. Book Condition: VG+. 1st Edition. First Edition. Better Little Book #1459 of this standard size, 3 5/8" x 4 1/2" series bound in pictorial boards. Illustrated through-out by Walter Lantz Productions. 288 pages. A VG+ copy. Heavy rubs to the up per spine tips. Tiny rubs to the corners. Mild dust soiling to the rea r cover. Some mild rubs and dust soiling to the covers. Pages 243-248 are creased. The pages are tanned but supple. Bookseller Inventory # 71676