Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. Virginia Lee Burton.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939. Virginia Lee Burton. Cloth. A very early issue of this Virgina Lee Burton classic, even uncommon as such. Probably the 3rd issue of the 1939 1st edition, with its salmon-colored boards (instead of gray), its lack of the 1939 date on the title page and a $3.00 price (rather than $1.50) on the dustjacket flap. Still though, with no further printings mentioned on the copyright page and the reference on the rear inner-flap (as the 1st issue of the 1st edition also has) to Virginia Lee Burton's "Choo Choo", this is undoutedly a very early printing. And an impressive, well-preserved copy to boot. Tight and VG+ (with very light creasing along a number of the pages) in a crisp, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with light creasing --and several small closed tears-- to the panel edges. Still though, bright and very presentable. Oblong octavo, wonderfully illustrated thruout in ruch color by the redoubtable Virginia Lee Burton. Very Good / Very Good. Item #14151

Price: $500.00

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