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Books for Boys and Girls 1926

Title   Books for Boys and Girls 1926

Publisher   New York: Macmillan Company, 1926

Our Book #   007836

5-1/4"x8" Illustrated wraps. 48pp plus 8 color and 8 black & white plates, and with numerous small in-text drawings from the catalogue's offerings. Macmillan's juvenile department was created in 1919 and was the first juvenile department in the country, probably the first anywhere, ushering in an exciting, creative decade in children's book publishing. Over 400 titles from Macmillan's American and English catalogues were offered here, with each of the new books fully described. The perennially popular "Silver Pennies" was added to the Little Library books, new titles by Thornton Burgess and Rachel Field appeared, as well as Anne Carroll Moore's "The Three Owls," Attilio Mussino's wonderful Pinocchio and other memorable books. Illustrators included Marguerite de Angeli, Dorothy Lathrop, Elizabeth MacKinstry, Dugald Walker, Lois Lenski, Willy Pogany, Boris Artzybasheff, and many others. A fascinating look at children's book publishing between the wars and an excellent reference. Spine separated above and below staples, repaired tears to upper cover else Good+

Price = 150.00 USD

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