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1930'Honey Bunch: Her First Trip on the Great Lakes, 1st Ed - RARE Early Edition, Helen Louise Thorndyke, Illustrations
COLLECTOR'S 1930 true original first edition vintage children's hardcover book - Honey Bunch: Her First Trip on the Great Lakes, Volume 11.
Honey Bunch is a charming, thoughtful little girl, she has exciting travel adventures,mystery and lots of fun experiences wherever she goes.
Written by Helen Louise Thorndyke aka Josephine Lawrence. Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, Copyright, 1930, first edition, probable 1934, 1935 printing. 32 titles in series, Vol. 11. Noisbn. Not ex-library.
BEAUTIFUL full page glossy black & white plates including frontispiece illustration by Walter S. Rogers. His wonderful cover art was featured for first 12 Honey Bunch books, and some of The Bobbsey Twins and Hardy Boys series.
Front advertisement page lists 15 titles, ends: Honey Bunch Her First Big Parade. Rear ad page 14 titles, ends: Honey Bunch Her First Big Adventure.
Additional rear ad pages include book listings: The Bobbsey Twins, The Bunny Brown Series, and The Sunny Boy Series.
Josephine Lawrence, wrote under pseudonym 'Helen Louise Thorndyke, ghostwriter during 1920's & 1930's. Wrote first 16 books from Stratemeyer Syndicate's Honey Bunch series. Also published the Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins & Hardy Boys series.
Blue-green & white endpapers, 5 children watching swan in pond. Boy in sailor suit, girl tam o'shanter hat, girl white shoes, boy kneeling, and girl kneeling.
Front endpaper owner inscription - Betty Bryon, December, 25th, 1935. See photo. We love this kind of provenance!
Hardcover, red cloth boards and color pictorial pastedown, 184pp. Binding tight. Illustrations excellent, bright & clean. Excellent vintage condition for age.
Pages excellent overall/bright/clean-light wear including light yellowing/1-2pp very light spotting/occasional light spot. Spine and lettering excellent.
Cover good+/clean overall-some shelfwear-front scuffing/corner and spine end bumping-light fray. Back few small spots.
Do not pass up this hard-to-find Honey Bunch gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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