1959 1st Ed 'The Chipmunks' Merry Christmas' Little Golden Book - "A" First Printing / Richard Scarry Early Illustrations

How can you celebrate the holidays without this collector's first edition featuring Richard Scarry's charming early illustrations!!

RARE 1959 first edition children's book - The Chipmunks' Merry Christmas Little Golden Book #375. Hard-to-find "A" on back page. 25 cent cover price.

Alvin, Simon and Theodore are the three chipmunks who made one of the most popular children's records - The Chipmunk Song. Here they are in their first Golden book, and Alvin almost messes up Christmas.

OUTSTANDING vibrant color pictures by Richard Scarry. Wait until you see these delightful early drawings. Did we say WOW!

Written by David Corwin. Authorized Edition. Published by Golden Press, New York, Western Publishing. Copyright, 1959, first edition "A" back, first printing. Not ex-lib. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition.

Pages fine/bright/clean-minimal wear-some age yellowing. Cover near fine/bright/clean-light shelfwear includes light corner bump-tiny edge nick.

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.

Item ID: BK1916

$24 USD

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