Sale: THREE LITTLE PIGS Book w/ Dust Jacket John R Neill Art Oz Altemus 1904-1908

$85.00 $75.00

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Here is a wonderful copy of Three Little Pigs, copyright 1904 by Henry Altemus. With 40 very cute illustrations by Wizard of Oz illustrator John R. Neill, most in color. Also includes “Precocious Piggy and Brave Little Tailor”. One of Altemus’ Wee Books for Wee Folks series, book in small  format, 94 pages, with the rare dust jacket!!! says this yellowish-orange Three Little Pigs, with orange endpapers by Neill, is early Format IIa, printed between 1904 and 1908.

This book itself is in very good condition. The cover is very clean and pristine. Spine and rear cover nice and clean. Little if any edge or corner wear. Inside, there are browning marks on the endpapers which separate the part covered by the dust jacket flaps from the uncovered part. The hinges are intact, but the first gathering is loosening from binding, but still attached. There is a pencil bookseller’s price and notation on half-title page; could be erased, and no other marks–pages extremely clean

The dust jacket is fair, with the spine missing and the flaps separated but present. The illustration of the three clueless little pigs w/ knapsacks and the wolf looking over the fence (licking his lips) is priceless.