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Deducing from other copies held in libraries, there appear to be two editions, or issues, of this book with the copy at hand being a first edition. According to Chester Topps' "Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks, 1849-1905", Vol. IV, 1999, p. xii, the imprint of the publisher from 1868 to 1871 was Scribner, Welford & Co. New York and from 1872 to 1877 it was Scribner, Welford & Armstrong, New York. Later editions of this book include Armstrong in the imprint whereas this edition lists "Scribner, Welford & Co.". Also, the second edition sometimes has a hand-colored frontispiece and includes four pages of publisher's ads, which are not present here.
The contents consist of stories, each one page long with an illustration on the facing page. The frontispiece is signed with John Tenniel's initials. Among the other illustrators are Walter Crane, Myles Birket Foster, Charles Joseph Staniland, Alfred W. Cooper and William Small. The engravers were Dalziell Brothers, whose device appears on the verso of the title page and on the colophon.
The book is rare. The combined holdings of both editions in WorldCat and COPAC are only seven copies. Very good .
There is a full-page illustration of a stork by Harrison Weir. Good .
Many of the stories are about animals and the book is wonderfully illustrated with engravings of animals in human dress. Good .
A separate issue of the sixth story in Abbott's Rollo at Work. Good .
The second book in the "Starry Flag" series. Good .
First edition with the letter "A" and the date September 1964 on the rear dust wrapper flap.
Translated by Wayne Andrews.
Adrienne Adams [1906-2002] was a children's book illustrator, an artist and an author of books for children. She won two Caldecott Medals [1960 and 1962] and the 1973 Rutgers Award for overall contributions to children's literature. Very good .
First American edition.
Inscribed by the translator Barbara Lucas on the front endpaper. Laid in is a typed note signed from the translator to the recipient, apologizing for misnaming her in the inscription. Very good .
Seventh printing. The editor notes that most of the stories are by Sholem Aleichom and Isaac Leib Peretz, "two of the greatest writers of modern Yiddish literature". The stories are translated by Benjamin Efron and others. Good .
A later edition, here offered for the wonderful cover illustration. Fair .
Written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, the book "Zathura" is a sequel to "Jumanji" which he also wrote and illustrated. Both books were later made into movies. Fine .
Text in Danish. Very good .