PARIN D'AULAIRE, Ingri and Edgar.
Leif The Lucky.
First edition, first printing. Laid in is a hand written letter on the authors’ stationery to Miss Julia Carter thanking her for her hospitality when they visited her in Cincinnati. Julia F. Carter, was the first full time children’s librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss Carter was also the first national president of the Division of Library Work with Children and Young People of the American Library Association. She presented the first ever Caldecott Medal in 1938. Carter’s library initials are pencilled in on the front free endpaper. A lovely association copy of this title.
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Quarto. Original pictorial printed boards, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. colour illustrations by the authors. Spine cloth lightly faded, else an excellent copy with the dust jacket with chip to top end of spine, creasing and closed short tears to rear top edge, a very attractive copy.