The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real.
With Illustrations by William Nicholson.London : 1922 Stock Code: 138352
NotesFirst edition, first impression, with the rare dust jacket. The first impression of this beautiful and much-loved collaboration between Margery Williams and William Nicholson is notable for the chromolithographic printing of Nicholson's illustrations. They were replaced by a cheaper process in subsequent printings. "It is loved by parents and teachers as a gentle introduction to the subjects of change and loss, and to the different ways there are of being 'real'. Adapted numerous times for children's theater and animation, The Velveteen Rabbit remains Williams's most enduring work" (Grolier).
Quarto. Original pictorial boards, title to spine in orange and front board in black, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Housed in a terracotta quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery.
With 7 chromolithographs, of which 3 are double-page.
A little rubbing to head of front board and extremities, a near-fine, bright copy in the jacket with a little chipping to spine ends and tips, closed tear to fold of rear flap, in well-preserved condition.
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