Racine, WI: Whitman, (1929). Illustrated by Nina R. Jordan. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Item #19912 .
Square 12mo. 24pp. Illustrated in full color. Illustrated paper over boards. Inner hinge repaired, ink spot on title page from gift inscription dated 1933, light edge wear, else this is a very good copy. In the scarce dustwrapper which is rough along the edges and has several closed marginal tears.
This is the first edition in book form. The story preciously appeared in an Eggars periodical in 1927. It is also the first illustrated edition. (Burgess Bibliography, p. 132.
Accompanied by 'Jumper the Hare Cannot Sleep', a near miniature 12pp. booklet bearing the ad for the Philedlphia Bulletin on the rear cover. This is illustrated by Harrison Cady with a full color picture on the cover and parts of pp. 3, 6, 7 with a b&w one on p. 11. In fine condition. Burgess Bibliography, p. 111.