COLLECTOR'S gem Based on the Walt Disney Motion Picture "Babes In Toyland."
RARE 1961 first edition, first printing children's vintage book - Walt Disney's The Toy Soldiers - Little Golden Book #D99. Hard-to-find "A" on back page, and original 25 cent cover price.
We love these fantastic vibrant color illustrations. Pictures by the Walt Disney Studio. Wait until you see them. WOW!
Told by Barbara Shook Hazen. Adapted by Robert Hazen. Published by Golden Press, New York, Western Publishing. Copyright, Walt Disney Production, 1961. True first edition, first printing with A on back page. Binding tight. Pages excellent vintage condition overall/bright/clean.
Light shelfwear includes some age yellowing-light buckling/light bottom corner bumping. Cover good/bright-shelfwear includes scuffing-some spinewear end tears-curl/back more wear-scuffing-spotting-rubbing. Cover photo more turquoise than blue/name written in belongs to.
PRICING of Golden books: The early books began at 25 cents, in 1962, 29 cents, and 1968 was 39 cents. Beginning in 1974 it was 49 cents, 1977 raised to 59 cents, 1979 was 69 cents. In the eighties, starting in 1982 it was 89 cents, in 1986 it was 99 cents.
LITTLE Golden Book Publishing Tidbits: Very early books had dust jackets with a blue binding, extremely hard-to-find. After that the foil binding was changed to gold. Later, other foil bindings were introduced which included silver, black, and red with charming designs, animals and more.
In the late 1950's Western Publishing & Lithographing, and Pocket Books Inc. became joint publishers, and company name was changed to Golden Press, Inc.