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RARE 1950 'The Egg Tree' 1st Ed, DJ, Easter Holiday, Katherine Milhous Folk Art, Caldecott Medal, Vintage
Charming 1950 Katherine Milhous Caldecott Medal story, and EXQUISITE art!!
Collector's 1950 first edition children's vintage book - The Egg Tree. Hardcover with original unclipped teal dust jacket, $3.25 flap. Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, Copyright, 1950 true first edition, Printers code P-3.66(AJ),1966. No isbn. NOT ex-library. Not book club.
Influenced by Pennsylvania Dutch folk art and traditions. Milhous creates a classic Easter story that will leave readers of all ages impatient to break out paint, dye, and brushes to trim their own Easter Egg Tree.
GORGEOUS stylized illustrations in muted hues of blue, brown, green, orange and yellow. Full & double page color plates, Dutch decorations; each painting a work of art. Photos do not fully capture color hues; wait until you see. WOW!
Drawings: Bright & Morning Star, Horn-Blowing Rooster, Cooing Dove, Family scenes plus. Fantastic Easter Egg tree illustration & directions dustjacket back.
One Easter morning, Katy and Carl went on egg hunt through Grandmom's house. Katy couldn't find anything until she went to attic, discovered very special set of eggs Grandmom had painted when she was a little girl. She hung them from the branches of a tiny tree - an Egg Tree! So began a very special Easter tradition.
Hardcover, unclipped teal pictorial DJ-$3.25, front cover art Pennsylvania Dutch style, rooster stamping on decorated egg and blowing hunting horn. Golden blind-stamped Caldecott medallion paper medal. Vibrant blue boards and black egg tree drawing. 9" x 8", 32pp. MINT unpaginated illustrations. Fine vintage condition. Binding tight.
Not Junior Literary Guild book club reprint. Cover near fine/bright/clean-minimal shelfwear including small bubble bottom front. Nearly all pages fine/bright/clean/unread-1pp light spot. Top fbep 4 owner stamped imprints-horseshoe initials. DJ excellent overall/bright/clean/some shelfwear including flap blank bottom cut/few tears bottom-1 top tear-medallion crease. Light edgewear & spinewear.
Provenance: Original 'Cokesbury' store small price sticker $3.25 on flap.
Do not pass up this scarce collector's gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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