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1926 Bookhouse 'Tales Told in Holland' 1st Ed, Lithograph Art, Maud & Miska Petersham Paintings, Poetry
EXTRAORDINARY anthology of stories, poetry and nursery rhymes, and brilliant lithograph illustrations by famous duo Maud & Miska Petersham!!
Collector's 1926 original first edition vintage children's hardcover book - My Travelship - Tales Told in Holland; The Bookhouse For Children. Edited by Olive Beaupre Miller. Companion volume to My Bookhouse series. Publisher: The Book House for Children, Chicago, copyright 1916, was not published until 1926, true first edition-3rd printing. Not ex-library.
Exquisite paintings and drawings reflect style and culture of Holland. Beautiful color illustrated endpapers of Holland scenes and map. Profusely illustrated, magnificent full page color plates; each one a work of art. Charming black & white drawings. Photos do not fully capture elaborate detail & color hues; wait until you see up close. WOW!
Anthology: Translations from greatest Dutch masters, storytellers, poets and Old Dutch nursery rhymes, Dutch history, literature, geography and customs. Over 45 imaginative, enchanting stories, at least one tale from each of the eleven Dutch provinces which form the Netherlands kingdom
STORIES and poetry include fairy tales, holiday stories, folk tales, mythology: Giants and the Dwarfs, Little Man in the Dog Cart, Cat's Cup of Vlaarrdingen, King of Smiles, St. Nicholas Legend, The Stork, Laz-Lucky Land, A Wind Mill, Mermaid of Edam, Story of Lady Jacqueline, Mother, May I Go Out?, That Great Big Town-Amsterdam, Little, Little Laddykin, Dutch Puppet Show and much more.
There were three My Travelship volumes - Little Pictures in Japan(1925), Tales Told in Holland(1926)1916 copyright , and Nursery Friends From France(1927). True first edition printings, identified by small number at bottom of copyright page. Original first edition, dustjacket was not issued. Not a later printing.
Heavy quarto hardcover, bright orange buckram boards (leatherette), pictorial pastedown, brilliant gilt decoration & titles. Illustrations excellent. 192 quality cardstock pages, 11" x 8". Tight binding. Excellent vintage condition. Cover excellent/bright/clean-light shelfwear-spine faded-gilt bright. Pages near fine overall/bright/clean/most unused-light wear-3/4" pp bottom tear, 1pp-side 1pp-not on illustrations. Few pp occasional small light spots.
Do not pass up this hard-to-find masterpiece, a winning combination of literature and art; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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