We love the classic PINOCCHIO story with Old Geppetto, Jiminy Cricket and of course the wicked Stromboli!!
COLLECTOR'S scarce 1948 first edition children's book - Walt Disney's Pinocchio - Little Golden Book #D100 – hard-to-find "A" on back page. Original 39 cent cover price.
Fabulous bright pictures by the Walt Disney Studio. Based on the story by Collidi. Adapted by Campbell Grant. From the Walt Disney Motion Picture "Pinocchio".
Published by Golden Press, New York, Western Publishing. Copyright, Walt Disney Production, 1939, 1948, 1969-27th printing.
Cover back states: Walt Disney Productions, Warner Bros. Cartoons and Hanna-Barbera Productions. Binding tight. Excellent vintage condition. Silver foil spine excellent.
Pages excellent/bright/clean-light shelfwear-light yellowing-2pp light spotting-occasional small spot. Spine excellent/bright/clean-light shelfwear.
Cover front excellent overall/bright/clean light shelfwear. Back very good/bright-little more shelf wears-small color area-scuffing-rubbing.
PRICING of Golden books:
The early books began at 25 cents, in 1962, 29 cents, and 1968 was 39 cents.
Beginning in 1974 it was 49 cents, 1977 raised to 59 cents, 1979 was 69 cents.
In the eighties, starting in 1982 it was 89 cents, in 1986 it was 99 cents.
LITTLE Golden Book Publishing Tidbits:
Very early books had dust jackets with a blue binding - extremely hard-to-find. After that the foil binding was changed to gold.
Later, other foil bindings were introduced which included silver, black, and red with charming designs - animals etc...
In the late 1950's Western Publishing & Lithographing, and Pocket Books Inc. became joint publishers, and company name was changed to Golden Press, Inc.
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