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    Lawson, Robert

    Published by Viking Press, New York, 1944

    Seller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA, Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition. SIGNED. 127pp. Octavo [24cm]. Illustrated paper over boards. Title stamped in teal ink on spine. Charming illustrated endpapers showing "The Hill." Spine ends and extremities lightly bumped; boards mildly soiled. Lacking dust jacket. Signed by the author in brown ink on on the half title. Robert Lawson was both author and illustrator of "Rabbit Hill," for which he won a Newbery Award. Written and released at the end of WWII, this title is a clever parable for U.S. involvement in aiding war-torn countries.

  • Lawson, Robert

    Published by The Viking Press, New York, 1944

    Seller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books, Holliston, MA, U.S.A.

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    Very good in faded decorated cloth boards with floral decorations surrounding a rabbit. Spine stamped in blue lettering. Clean and tight throughout; light wear to one corner. This copy with a signed presentation in ink on the half-title page: "For those good friends the Achorn's with best from all at Rabbit Hill. Robert Lawson." In a supplied dust jacket with the Newberry Award sticker on the front panel and the price of $2.00 at the top of the inside front flap. The jacket is good only with chipping along the tops of the front and rear panels, edge-wear, and uniform soiling to the rear panel. Robert Lawson (1892 1957) was an American writer and illustrator of children's books. His work was widely admired, and he became the first, and so far only, person to be given both the Caldecott Medal, for They Were Strong and Good (1941), and a Newbery Award, for Rabbit Hill (1945). During World War I, Lawson was a member of the first U.S. Army camouflage unit (called the American Camouflage Corps), in connection with which he served in France with other artists, such as Barry Faulkner, Sherry Edmundson Fry, William Twigg-Smith and Kerr Eby (Behrens 2009). In his autobiography, Faulkner recalls that Lawson had a remarkable "sense of fantasy and humor", which made him especially valuable when the camoufleurs put on musical shows for the children of the French women who worked with them on camouflage (Faulkner 1957). After the war, Lawson resumed his work as an artist, and in 1922, illustrated his first children's book, The Wonderful Adventures of Little Prince Toofat. Subsequently, he illustrated dozens of children's books by other authors, including such well-known titles as The Story of Ferdinand (1936) by Munro Leaf and Mr. Popper's Penguins (1938) byRichard and Florence Atwater. In total, he illustrated as many as forty books by other authors and another seventeen books that he himself was the author of. These books included They Were Strong and Good(1940) (which won the Caldecott Medal in 1941), Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin By His Good Mouse Amos (1939) (which earned a Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1961), andRabbit Hill (1944) (which won the Newbery Award in 1945). (Wikipedia) First Edition with matching dates of 1944 on the title and copyright pages and "Published September 1944" on the copyright page.

  • Robert Lawson

    Published by The Viking Press,, New York:, 1944

    Seller: Town's End Books, ABAA, Deep River, CT, U.S.A.

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    Hardcover. First Edition. Near fine in printed cloth covered boards with blue text on the spine. A small quarto of 9 1/4 by 6 inches with illustrated end sheets. There is a dated, Christmas 1944, gift inscription on the verso side of the first free end page. In a very good, unclipped first state dust jacket without the John Newberry Medal seal with two long closed tears which have been repaired using archival tape on the verso side of the jacket and with rubbing and wear to the ends of the spine area and at the fore corners of the panels. Signed by the author without an inscription or date on the fly title page. 128 pages of text with illustrations throughout from the iconic drawings of Robert Lawson. The winner of the John Newbery Medal for 1944. The title for this book comes from the name the author gave to his home in Westport, Connecticut. A very handsome, signed copy which is scarce in this condition.

  • Lawson, Robert

    Published by NY: The Viking Press, 1944, 1944

    Seller: WellRead Books A.B.A.A., Northport, NY, U.S.A.

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    First edition with war time paper; 1945 Newbery Medal Winner; small 4to.; illustrated cloth covered boards with illustrated endpapers, hardcover; 128 pages; black and white illustrations; envelope glued to back endpaper with a letter from Robert Lawson to the mother of a young fan who had visited Rabbit Hill. He enclosed a photograph of St. Francis since the child was unable to take a photo of him and describes the statue. Letter is dated and Signed by Lawson, Nov. 21, 1945; the boards are foxed and corners lightly bumped else very good but lacking the dust jacket.