Lot 58: (CHILDREN''S LITERATURE.) TRAVERS, P.L. Mary Poppins Comes Back * Mary Poppins Opens the Door.
November 10, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (CHILDREN''S LITERATURE.) TRAVERS, P.L. Mary Poppins Comes Back * Mary Poppins Opens the Door. Together, 2 volumes. Illustrated by Mary Shepard and Agnes Sims. 8vo, publisher''s cloth, inconspicuous soiling to first title; second title with dust jacket, several chips including tear to top of front panel with partial loss of several letters, short closed tears, unclipped; few leaves roughly opened on second title due to production flaw. New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1936); (1943)
Notes: the second and third mary poppins titles, each warmly inscribed by the author. christmas presentation copies. First title a third printing, second title a first edition. Inscribed to the children of Helene Maurer Ruthling, founder of the Rancho Arroyo school in Tusuque, New Mexico where Travers'' adopted son, Camillus, was a boarder. Early signed inscriptions by Travers (these dated 1937 and 43, respectively) are quite uncommon.