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LANGSTAFF, John; ROJANKOVSKY, Feodor (illus.)

Frog Went a-Courtin'.

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955 Stock Code: 98718
£600.00
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First edition, first printing, of this picture book retelling of the folk song. Recipient of the 1956 Caldecott Medal, Frog Went a-Courting met with both popular and critical success, with the Saturday Review of Literature calling it "one of the gayest of picture books" (14 May, 1955).

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Description

Quarto. Original blue boards, titles to spine and frog design to front board in black, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Illustrated throughout by Feodor Rojankovsky.

Condition

Spine cocked, extremities a touch toned, minor soiling to rear board. An excellent copy in a bright but mildly soiled jacket with lightly rubbed and nicked extremities and chips to spine ends, affecting the f in "Frog".

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