New York: WIlliam Morrow and Company, 1941. Illustrated by the author. First edition. Hardcover. Thin folio. (40)pp. Orange cloth printed in dark brown on the spine and the upper board. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated throughout by Wolo in monochrome and occasionally full color.
This is a near fine copy with only a trace of wear and soil. The dustwrapper has a couple of short closed marginal tears, else it is in fine condition. It is not price-clipped.
This copy inscribed on the reverse of the dustwrapper with a lovely full color prancing pig bearing a purple tulip and signed 'Wolo '41". Beneath the illustration, in Wolo's calligraphic hand, is the inscription: "To Lambie Taylor from Amanda and Sir Archibald and Wolo."
Wolo (Baron Wolff von Falkenstein) was a refugee form Nazi Germany who took up residence in San Francisco where he worked for the Chronicle and developed his superb artistic ability. Fine / Very good. Item #20716