Rab and His Friends John R Neill Oz Reilly & Britton 1908 Children’s Stories that Never Grow Old Book


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Here is a scarce book, Rab and His Friends, illustrated by Wizard of Oz illustrator John R. Neill. Copyright 1908 by Reilly & Britton, this is one of the Children’s Stories that Never Grow Old series. This is the earliest printing of this series in thin paper covered boards–unlike the later Children’s Red Book series, it just contains the one story and has the lavish color endpapers, a color title page and frontispiece, and color illustrations on many of the 28 numbered pages. This is an original Reilly & Britton first edition. The story is about a scruffy mastiff with one eye from fighting, yet loves his master and mistress more than life itself.

The book is in fair condition, with wear typical of these fragile little books. The covers have some scuffing and the spine paper is mostly missing. Inside is better, with stapled binding intact and Book Belongs To box filled in in pencil, and pages with light soiling but generally clean and without tears or major flaws. Priced at a discount due to condition.