[Smith, Jessie Willcox- IN EXCESSIVELY RARE ORIGINAL FIRST ISSUE BOX] The Jessie Willcox Smith Mother Goose
Oblong quarto. IN THE ORIGINAL FIRST ISSUE PICTORIAL TWO-PART BOX WITH PRICE $2.50 (See Nudelman A39, First Issue, Pelican Publishing Company, 1989). Black cloth with full-size color pictorial insert front cover, title in bold and stamped in white on spine, 12 color and 5 black and white full-page illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith. The vanishingly rare first issue with box printed with the price: "$2.50." Book is in exceedingly fine condition, one of the nicest copies we have ever seen, with the rare attribute of having all of the thickly applied white ink completely present. The box is in quite remarkable condition also, with the cover illustration quite vivid and clean, and only very minimal chipping to edges and very small soiling. In all, a wonderful copy of a most scarce survival, and surely one of Smith's most enduring classics. Fine copy.
Price: $3,250.00 Item #6325