New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968. Pène du Bois, William. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition in book form and with Pène du Bois illustrations, duodecimo size, 32 pp. Near fine / near fine. Item #CNJWEM046
A charming story of a family and its tiger (who simply won't get out of the teapot), this children's story is generously illustrated by William Pène du Bois' (1916-1993). Pène du Bois was both a competent illustrator and author; he won the Newbery Medal for "The Twenty-One Balloons" in 1948, and, for books he illustrated, was the runner-up for the Caldecott Medal twice.
This volume is the first edition of the story in book form and containing Pène du Bois' illustrations.
___DESCRIPTION: Full paper over boards illustrated in orange and black in the design of tiger fur, black lettering on the front board, black lettering on the spine inside a blue and white rectangle, blue endpapers, title page with colour illustrations of desserts, full-colour illustrations, many full page, by William Pène du Bois throughout; duodecimo size (7.25" by 5"), pagination: [1-4] 5-29 [30-32]. In a white paper dust jacket with black lettering and colour illustrations on the front and rear panels, white and black lettering within pink and blue rectangles on the spine, a description of the book on the front flap, and a description of another book from the publisher on the rear flap; the dust jacket is not price-clipped, with the original price of $2.95 on the front flap.
___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with clean boards, perfectly straight corners, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; some light rubbing to the head and tail of the spine, bottom edges of the boards, and corners, else fine. The dust jacket is near fine also, not price-clipped, clean overall but for some light soiling, light rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and corners, and the lower corner of the front flap has been unaccountably clipped (we presume by the publisher).
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