ex school district with stamps, pocket and tape mending along front and back gutters; Bookseller Inventory # SB012524
Title: The Birthday: A Merry Tale With Many ...
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World Inc
Publication Date: 1954
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Ernest Benn, London, 1972. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First UK. Hardback: illustrated in colour by the author, laminated colour pictorial boards, lamination lifting slightly in places, a little worn at spine tips, title page has a crease (publication fault), some light internal foxing, vg. oblong folio, unpaginated. It is Old Lisette's birthday and the many animals she looks after plan a surprise for her. Seller Inventory # 15I183
Book Description Harcourt, Brace & World, New York, 1954. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Hans Fischer. (illustrator). Later Printing. Unpaginated, oblong (8 7/8" H x 12 3/4" D). Copyright date of 1954, but later printing with price of $4.50 on dust jacket. Endpapers with charming pattern of kittens and balls of wool, colour illustrations throughout by the author/illustrator of "Pitschi". "In a clearing in the forest lived old Lisette with her animals. There was a rooster, eight rabits, and one goat. Happiest of them all were the cats, Mauli and Ruli, and the little dog Bello, because they were allowed to sleep in the house at night and to help their beloved Lisette with the housework. On her seventy-sixth birthday, Lisette went off to the village, and while she was gone Bello and the rest of the animals prepared for her a wonderful birthday surprise. The happy occasion and its most satisfactory conclusion are vividly portrayed in strong yet delicate line and six brilliant colors by Hans Fischer, the internationally known Swiss illustrator, muralist and printmaker." Bump at bottom of spine; small tear at bottom of hinges - repaired; paper is split on inside hinges but hold very firmly, the front board has a very small stain, a tiny scuff at the top edge and some very small areas of dried glue near the top edge; tiny scuff on rear board; very small dent to top edge of both boards; light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge, slight toning to board edges; light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, a few small and tiny edge tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; rear panel has one tiny scuff, one tiny dent, and soft wrinkling at top edge; light browning to edges; a few tiny areas of dried glue near top edge of front panel; protected in a mylar sleeve. Seller Inventory # 29621
Book Description Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1954. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Early or first printing with first issue flap price of $3.00. Pictorial boards with very light edge wear, else tight, bright and unmarked. Jacket has a few small closed tears and light soiling. Seller Inventory # 087132