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Get-A-Way and Hary Janos

Petersham, Maud & Miska

Published by Viking, 1933
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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An attractive copy of the First Edition in a Dust Jacket. The Petershams developed a style both ornate & modern, both arts & crafts & Art Deco. This is the fifth title which they both wrote & illustrated. The illustrated boards are well preserved. The corners or lightly bumped, some flaking & chipping on the edge of the boards; the 15 or so color illustrations are crisp and bright; numerous black wash drawings charming. The Dust Jacket shows wear along the margins & corners, with short tears & chipping, a 1"x.5" triangle missing bottom margin of the front panel; 2"x .5" piece missing at top of spine & front panel; .5"x .5" piece missing top front & top rear panel; otherwise 99 percent complete; price clipped from the front flap. Interior, clean throughout, hinges fine, no torn or abused pages. Plates are colorful and bright; front cover & DJ reproduce a plate from the text, bright & still attractive. One of the best of the best Petersham books. Measures 9" by 11.1"+/- [ 23cm by 28.3cm ]; 60 pages approx. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "They obtained their first children's book work through Miska's Hungarian friend Willy Pogany, an established illustrator. . . . American writers and illustrators who helped set the direction for illustrated children's books as known today. The Petershams' work was recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). Four of their books were selected for inclusion in the highly competitive AIGA exhibitions in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The titles so honored were Nursery Friends from France, Children of the Mountain Eagle, Tales Told in Holland and Get-A-Way and Háry János. After the American Library Association established the annual Caldecott Medal for children's picture books in 1937, the Petershams were one of the runners-up for An American ABC in 1942 and they won the 1946 Medal. Today they may be known best as creators of that winning work, The Rooster Crows (Macmillan, 1945), a collection of American songs, rhymes, and games.". Bookseller Inventory # 001480

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Title: Get-A-Way and Hary Janos

Publisher: Viking

Publication Date: 1933

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Illustrations in Color & Black/White By Maud & Miska Petersham

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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