We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration a FABULOUS RARE CIRCA 1944 "RAGGEDY ANN AND ANDY" BOOK WITH ANIMATED ILLUSTRATIONS~AS FOUND!
With it's beautiful original COLORFUL ILLUSTRATIONS featuring those wonderful BELOVED RAG DOLLS, whether a collector of vintage or antique CHILDRENS BOOKS or just wanting that perfect display piece for your Raggedy Ann and Andy DOLLS, you will love this hard to find piece of vintage PAPER EPHEMERA!
This BEAUTIFUL BOOK measures 8 5/8" tall by 6 1/2" wide and is 3/8" thick, and features it's original colorful spiral hard bound front and back cover featuring the Raggedy Pair! And in this case, you CAN judge a book by it's cover, as the inside original pages of 22 FULL COLOR prints, many of which we have shown here, offer an ENCHANTING TALE of Raggedy Ann and Andy and their escapade with a WINGED DRAGON visiting a castle-------a WHIMSICAL subject matter and making an EXCELLENT DISPLAY as a conversation piece in a DOLL ROOM!
The book is copyright 1944, written by "Johny Gruelle Company" and published by the "SAALFIELD PUBLISHING COMPANY" out of Akron, Ohio! Saalfield was a RENOWNED publishing company, famous for producing colorful books and PAPER DOLLS of popular stars in the 1930's and 40's such as SHIRLEY TEMPLE! These items now are HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE and sought after by both paper ephemera enthusiasts as well as avid collectors of vintage paper dolls! This particular book was a UNIQUE NOVELTY in that it contained six ANIMATED ILLUSTRATIONS attributed to "Julian Wher", as there are several moving parts to each illustration! The book is being offered in AS FOUND condition as most of these moving parts are now missing and there is wear to the cover, but overall the print colors are still VIBRANT and you will love this completely original ATTIC FIND!
For scale purposes, our 13" antique French Fashion doll DELIGHTS in standing next to the book, as she knows that ANY collector of Raggedy Ann dolls would also find this book simply CHARMING!
This FABULOUS RARE CIRCA 1944 "RAGGEDY ANN AND ANDY" BOOK WITH ANIMATED ILLUSTRATIONS is being offered for the first time on Ruby Lane for your buying consideration-----------a UNIQUE NOVELTY!
Please note that the items used for display are not included in this offering unless otherwise specified.
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