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Lot 2049: Joseph Schrank SELDOM AND GOLDEN CHEESE 1933 First Edition Children's Literature Color & B&W; Drawings Gustaf Tenggren Illustrations
December 9, 2012
Ithaca, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Seldom and Golden Cheese
Author: Joseph Schrank
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
City: New York
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 160 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "The central theme of a bit of gold growing to mountainous proportions and destroying its owners is developed with a fairy-tale sense of wonder and dramatic irony. Satirizations of the old stock characters are done with a subtle and penetrating humor. The many-headed Dragon becomes a tired, anxious individual only too glad to be rid of his rather ill-tempered Princess, who refuses to give up her unique position in literature by allowing herself to be rescued. Kings, Witches, Magicians, Merchants, Evil Spirits and Good, are portrayed with their all-too human failings." (dust jacket text)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in yellow cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design depicting giant holding young person in his hand appears in lower right corner of front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Contains a color frontispiece, b&w full-page plates and in-text illustrations by Swedish-American illustrator Gustaf Adolf Tenggren (1896-1970), chief illustrator for The Walt Disney Company in the late 1930s, known for his Arthur Rackham-influenced fairy-tale style and use of silhouetted figures with caricatured faces..
Pictorial dust jacket has tear along front spine edge and small holes to mid-section of spine panel. Minor loss of material also appears at lower right corner of front panel.
Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.
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