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Brown, Margaret Wise [Clement Hurd]

Published by Harper & Brothers. New York (1947)

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First Edition
Hardcover

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From: Riverby Books (Fredericksburg, VA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Harper & Brothers. New York, 1947. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Pictorial boards - you know the image - The copy has flat/matte finish covers indicative of the first printing of the first edition. Rear covers are white. Spine is green cloth. Yellow endpapers. Title page dated 1947 by Harper & Brothers (another indicator of first edition). Unpaginated. Worn and bumped around, but a true first edition. There is a 3" closed tear on the "bears on chairs page," Two long closed tears on "little toyhouse," some pencil scribbles on "whispering hush," more pencil scribbled on "goodnight nobody," small triangle missing from the bottom inner corner on the final page. Most of rear free endpaper missing and tape repairs at the hinges on the rear endpapers. Pencil scribbles on the verso of the final text page, as well. Corners bumped. So, if you're looking for pristine, you've long ago stopped reading, I assume. But this is a first printing of the first edition; a classic of children's literature and a story beloved by 3 generations of parents. Originally issued with a DJ, which has long since vanished from this copy. A clean first edition will cost ten times the price of this one. Please email with questions or to request photos. Seller Inventory # T-123

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Brown, Margaret Wise

Published by Harper & Brothers, New York (1947)

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First Edition
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From: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books (Holliston, MA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1947. A charming copy of this enduring children's story, Goodnight Moon was published by Harper & Brothers in 1947. This copy is the true first edition with smooth, non-glossy paper-covered boards printed in green, orange, and blue with yellow lettering. The sewn signatures are bound in a dark green cloth spine. The rear boards are white and lightly soiled. With rubbing and wear to the corners. Clean throughout with very clean yellow endpapers. A delightful trip down memory lane for anyone who has ever read this classic tale of soporific delight. Thought unpaginated, there are 32 pages of text and delightful color plates. The colors are quite bright and in sharp register. A collectible copy of a very scarce children's classic. Margaret Wise Brown (1910 1952) was an American writer of children's books, including the novels Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, both illustrated byClement Hurd. Brown's first published children's book was When the Wind Blew, published in 1937 by Harper & Brothers. Brown went on to develop her Here and Now stories, and later the Noisy Book series while employed as an editor at W. R. Scott. As editor at Scott, one of Brown's first projects was to recruit contemporary authors to write children's books for the company. Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck neglected to respond, but Brown's hero Gertrude Stein accepted the offer. Stein's book The World is Round, was illustrated by Clement Hurd, who had previously teamed with Brown on W. R. Scott's Bumble Bugs and Elephants, considered "perhaps the first modern board book for babies."[8] (Brown and Hurd later teamed on the children's book classics The Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon, published by Harper.) In addition to publishing a number of Brown's books, under her editorship W. R. Scott published Edith Thacher Hurd's first book, Hurry Hurry, and Esphyr Slobodkina's classic Caps for Sale. From 1944 to 1946, Doubleday published three picture books written by Brown under the pseudonym "Golden MacDonald" (coopted from her friend's handyman[5]) and illustrated by Leonard Weisgard. (Weisgard was a runner-up for the Caldecott Medal in 1946, and he won the 1947 Medal, for Little Lost Lamb and The Little Island. Two more of their collaborations appeared in 1953 and 1956, after Brown's death.) The Little Fisherman, illustrated by Dahlov Ipcar, was published in 1945. The Little Fur Family, illustrated by Garth Williams, was published in 1946. Early in the 1950s she wrote several books for the Little Golden Books series, including The Color Kittens, Mister Dog, and Scuppers The Sailor Dog. (Wikipedia) First Edition with title page date of 1947 and no subsequent printings. Seller Inventory # 678

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Brown, Margaret Wise

Published by Harper & Brothers (1947)

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First Edition
Hardcover

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From: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC (Laguna Hills, CA, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Harper & Brothers, 1947. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing bound with green cloth on the spine, and flat finished boards without gloss. This TRUE FIRST EDITION is quite scarce, and this book has ALL the First Issue points such as Harper & Brothers printed on the title page, NOT Harper & Row. The book is in good condition with some wear to the spine and edges. There is NO writing or marks in the book. Overall, a collectable copy lacking the scarce dustjacket. We buy Margaret Wise Brown First Editions. Seller Inventory # ABE-10556238902

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