big-little-book, 2 small spine cor tears/2 spine cors worn, else. Very Good; has upper outside page corners which operate like a flip book plus the story; just pre-WWII; quite detailed account of the Naval aviator training of the time; in the book "for an emergency" called a Better Little Book, #1461. Photos upon request. Illustrated by b&w illus. Binding is 424pp. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: UNCLE SAM'S SKY DEFENDERS
Publisher: Whitman Pub Co (1941).
Publication Date: 1941
Book Description Whitman, 1941. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Acceptable. Picture cover. Big Little Book, 1461. Shelf wear. Hinges taped. Weak binding. 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. Seller Inventory # 1712080034
Book Description Whitman, 1941. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. First Edition. No. 1461 Better Little Book, 4 1/2 inches, 425 pages plus ads, illustration throughout by Erwin L. Hess, a "see'em move" book, color illustrated paper over flexible boards. Boards lightly worn and soiled, spine corners chipped, 1 1/2-inch strip of surface missing in lower spine corner of front board, pages age toned, otherwise contents near fine and binding is tight. Brick and mortar bookshop since 1975!. Seller Inventory # 140817009a