2 Ruth Plumly Thompson Comics, Tale of Tom Thumb Frog and the Pirate ca. 1919


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Here are two are Ruth Plumly Thompson oversized children’s story sheets, featuring “A tale of Tom Frob” and “Tom Thumb Frog and the Pirate”. Thompson was a prolific writer who did many items other than the Oz books. These early sheets are charming tales originally published in the Philadelphia Public Ledger, and later converted into booklets that are amazingly difficult to find. These original large 11 by 16″ sheets are lavishly printed in full color, and are likely from a 1919 magazine such as the Ladies’ Home Journal, who published others that I have sold. Artwork by Charles J. Coll, who illustrated much of Thompson’s non-Oz work. Both Thompson and Coll are credited.

In good vintage condition, with a few edge tears up to 1″ in length. Still very attractive and will be shipped rolled.