Madeline Brandeis traveled the world in search of stories to tell, aiming the lens of her camera at the lives of her characters. In addition to illustrating her books with photographs from her travels, she took up the movie camera in her role as producer of eight motion pictures for children. Little folks and big folks will enjoy this fascinating story - a treasure to be passed down through the generations!!

COLLECTOR'S 1929 out-of-print vintage true first edition, first printing hardcover children's book - The Little Swiss Wood-Carver by Madeline Brandeis. From the popular 'Children of All Lands' series:

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap. Copyright: January 1, 1929, first edition, first printing, signature mark - Copyright, 1929 by A. Flanagan Company. ASIN: B0047A4Z0A. No isbn. Not ex-library. Printed on high quality glossy paper.

Love the terrific full page and half page black & white photographs taken by the author to go along with the story including: The Pageant of William Tell. Photos do not fully capture hues, looks grainy - much nicer in the book; wait until you see. WOW!

Madeline Brandeis: "When I began to write these stories about children of all lands I had just returned from Europe whither I journeyed with Marie and Ref. ....Please meet Marie, my very little daughter, and Ref, my very big reflex camera." Best known for her "Children of America" and "Children of All Lands" series of books. She was also a founder of The Little Players' Film Co., which featured casts composed almost entirely of children".

Plot: Seppi, the ambitious Swiss lad, made his dream of becoming a skillful wood-carver like his father come true. No American child can read about Seppi's struggles to perfect himself in his father's art without feeling more than one thrill of sympathy. How his father carved a beautiful St. Bernard dog for a rich American woman, how Seppi lost the carving while delivering it to her, and how he managed to make good the loss and launch himself on his chosen career--these are high lights in a fascinating story that little folks will find hard to resist. Interwoven with the plot are details about the natural beauties of Switzerland, the manners and customs of the people so presented as to make the reading and learning a joy.

Title Page: Photographic illustrations made in Switzerland by the author. Also lists these titles: The Little Indian Weaver, The Wee Scotch Piper, The Little Dutch Tulip Girl, The Little Swiss Wood-Carver.

Contents: To Be Swiss; Seppi; An Order and a Story; Joseph Carves; Seppi's Trial; Switzerland's History; More About Switzerland; The Devil's Bridge; Seppi's Carving; Alone; The Little Wood-Carver; and Good-Bye to His Home.

Hardcover, color pictorial cover, blue cloth spine, duo page red illustrated endpapers, 160pp, 7" by 9". Binding tight. Excellent vintage condition for age. Pages excellent/bright/clean/shelfwear mostly fbep pencil writing top(can be erased but I like the provenance)few pp small dog ear top corner. Cover good for age/illustration & titles bright/general shelfwear.

Do not pass up this out-of-print collector's gem; will make a FABULOUS gift for yourself or someone special in your life!!


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