"The Little Lame Prince", was written by Miss Mulock and illustrated by Violet Moore Higgins. This rare, and highly collectible children's book was published in 1930 by Albert Whitman and Company. This book of classic children's literature is spectacularly illustrated with nine full color illustrations. In the story, the young Prince Dolor, whose legs are paralyzed due to a childhood trauma, is exiled to a tower in a wasteland. As he grows older, a fairy godmother provides a magical traveling cloak so he can see, but not touch, the world. He uses this cloak to go on various adventures, and develops great wisdom and empathy in the process. Finally he becomes a wise and compassionate ruler of his own land.
This amazing book has tan cloth covers with a paste down illustration and gilded title on the front cover. It is in very good vintage condition. There are full color end papers. The cover has some mild soiling and minor bumping on the corners. The spine has a small bit of shelf wear. One page has a torn section (see photos). The inside pages are bright and clean and the binding is tight. The book measures 9 inches by 7 inches and will be shipped Media Mail unless otherwise requested.
A fabulous addition to any kids bookshelf or for the children's literature collector.
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