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Lot 256: (RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER)

Sotheby's

December 12, 2006
New York, NY, US

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Description

May, Robert L. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. [Chicago:] Montgomery Ward, 1939

In 8's (10 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.; 260 x 190 mm). Illustrations throughout by Denver Gillen. Red pictorial wrappers; minor soiling and rubbing. Buckram chemise.

LITERATURE

Grolier/Elliott 142, 143

NOTE

The first appearance of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. This children's story was issued as a give-away item by the department store.

[With:] another copy. This copy with some wear and a signature on the front cover -- a Rudolph "push-out 'Puzzle Toy'" intact and in its original printed envelope, also issued by Montgomery Ward, c. 1939 -- Marks, Johnny. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Printed sheet music. New York, n.d. Inscribed and signed by Marks on the cover in red ink.

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