The Blue Baby and other whimsical stories
The Blue Baby and other whimsical stories

APPLETON, Honor C. (illustrator). Helen WILLIAMS (author). The Blue Baby and other whimsical stories.

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APPLETON, Honor C. (illustrator). Helen WILLIAMS (author). The Blue Baby and other whimsical stories. London; George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1931.

8vo.; publisher's buff paper-covered boards with full-size onlaid pictorial label to upper cover, pictorial endpapers; pp. [iv], 5-55 + [i]; with pictorial title-page, line drawings throughout, and 4 pretty full-page coloured plates; externally remarkably fresh, and fine, internally also very clean with only a couple of minor spots and internal marks, slight and occasional evidence of page-turning to lower margins and fore-edges, and a school prize label dated 1933-4 (High School of Stirling Needlework Prize) to front free endpaper; scarce.
First edition. A collection of four short stories for the young: The Blue Baby; Cruel Carlo; Flighty Fanny and Seven Little Sisters. Unaccountably scarce and quite possibly disapproved off by anxious parents concerned by the title-story in which a child dyes his baby sibling blue. Only 3 copies located on Copac (BL; Oxford and Cambridge Universities).

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