What a magnificent story - we fell in love with Peter Pigeon right from the start and you will too!!!
COLLECTOR’S 1941 first edition, first printing vintage children’s hardcover picture book – Peter Pigeon by Carl H. Gibke and Mary R. Bower.
We cannot say enough about the exquisite original art by Sandra James. Brilliant color and black & white illustrations including many full page color plates, a color frontispiece and decorated endpapers. Photos do not fully capture exact color hues; wait until you see. WOW!
Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap, New York, Copyright: 1941, First Edition, probable first printing. Has original ASIN: B0007JC0AM. No ISBN. Not ex-library. No dustjacket as issued.
Story: A bird who lives in New York City. He was a wise guy, a real city-bred fellow. Of course there was nothing crude or harsh about Peter pigeon. He lived on fifth avenue on the roof of the public library He was successful, he never argued with the other pigeons. He always had more peanuts than his fellow pigeons because he boldly approached boys with outstretched hands, his feathers were sleek, and he was fat and well nourished. But Peter had depths. He had a soul. He saw what a shabby illusion is success is based on a city illusion.
Here is a bird whose journey of self-discovery takes him to the country to seek a better life, and back to New York City. He becomes a quiet, modest fellow who likes nothing better than to gather a circle of his friends. This is a little book with a big story. A story about growing up, the hardships, the triumphs, and the amazing experiences you will have along the way.
Hardcover, green cloth spine, pictorial boards, 8" by 8", 32pp . Illustrations bright. Binding tight. Excellent vintage condition overall. Pages excellent/bright/clean-light shelfwear includes ep some light foxing-minimal wear to other pages. Cover very good overall/bright/mostly clean w/ general shelfwear includes some scuffing-light soiling-edge chipping-back-good-little more shelfwear.
Do not pass up this very rare priced-to-sell collector's gem; it will make a FABULOUS gift!!