We believe the beloved characters in this rare MASTERPIECE will take their place in your heart right beside Mr. Tazewell's "The Littlest Angel!"
Collector's 1962 stated first edition vintage children's hardcover book - Charles Tazewell's Littlest Stories.
This is the hard-to-find copy with brilliant red boards and elaborate gilt, and scarce original color illustrated dust jacket. Gorgeous illustrations by Joyce Langelier; each a work of art. Publisher: Rolton House Publishers, Copyright, 1962, stated first edition. No isbn. Not ex-library.
Enchanting Christmas stories takes us to a world of magic and dreams, fun and fantasy where the unexpected is always happening. Profusely illustrated, many stunning full page plates, in black and gilt. Ornate greenish-gold border decorations and illustrated endpapers. Photos do not fully capture color hues, elaborate gilt and detail; wait until you see. Decorative border doesn't show in all photos.
Charming volume contains ten new Littlest Stories about little people, animals and other creatures which capture the magic of childhood. It is festively illustrated with ornate decorations in greenish-gold on every page plus full-page illustrations with black, gilt drawings.
Most tales take place during the Christmas holiday, though not all:
The Littlest Princess - made happy because of a compelling sea horse, The Littlest General - who believed he was ugly, The Littlest Kangaroo who was honored by the Queen, The Littlest Bell - afraid of high places and to frightened to ring, The Little Waif - a lonely mute until he found his voice, The Littlest Uninvited One - the most loved puppy in all creation, The Littlest Horse - traveled the world making one trip miraculous and returned with gold hoofs, The Littlest Santa, The Littlest Tree and The Littlest Fridgit.
Dustjacket: "Mr. Tazewell's stories glitter with magic and gaiety of childhood, and possess an earnest quality that pleasantly evokes in the adult mind the world he once knew as a child in which improbable characters become genuine and incredible events become natural and possible.
Oversize hardcover, color pictorial DJ, priceclipped-can see little of $4, original $4.95 price. Brilliant red buckram boards and stamped gilt titles front & spine. Illustrations Fine. 200 MINT pages. Illustrated endpapers, 11" x 13". Binding tight. Fine vintage condition.
Pages fine/mint/bright/clean-very minimal bep. Cover near fine/bright/sharp/clean-very light shelfwear-very light bow-small mark back. DJ good/bright/clean overall-has shelfwear-some chipping-rubbing-scuffing/few tears-some creasing-mostly edges/price sticker residue-some light soiling. Interior shelfwear includes title imprint from gilt.
Do not pass up this rare collector's gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!