The Velveteen Rabbit

Or How Toys Became Real

NICHOLSON, William / WILLIAMS, Margery

RARE FIRST EDITION OF WILLIAMS'S SOUGHT AFTER BOOK

WILLIAMS, Margery The Velveteen Rabbit Or How Toys Became Real

Heinemann, 1922.

First edition. Paper covered boards with Nicholson's illustrations to the covers, in the original publisher's pictorial dustwrapper with same design as the covers. Endpapers illustrated in colour with lots of drawings of little rabbits. Seven wonderful colour illustrations, some double page, all in lovely bold colours and each with a caption printed at the bottom. A near fine copy, with a short split to foot of the upper joint, light spotting to early pages, in a very good dustwrapper with a small chip to foot of spine, a little fraying to the head and a couple of short closed tears to edges. Overall, a very well preserved example of a rare and fragile book.

This book is a classic children's tale and one which has been loved by generations of children. The book tells of the Velveteen Rabbit's longing to become "real". His friend the skin horse tells him he can only achieve this once a child loves him. The lovely story is accompanied by illustrations which are completely in harmony with the text.
This is a delicate book which is now highly sought after, very elusive, and difficult to find in such nice condition as this.

Stock ID: 42187

£22,500.00

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