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Kurly Kew and The Tree-Princess, A story of the Forest-People, told for Other-People by  Elizabeth  (Illustrator)  Nell; Ellender - First Edition - 1930 - from Swan's Fine Books and

Kurly Kew and The Tree-Princess, A story of the Forest-People, told for Other-People

by Shipman, Nell; Ellender, Elizabeth (Illustrator)

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good

New York: Lincoln Mac Veagh, The Dial Press, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Ellender, Elizabeth. Duodecimo size, 203 pp. A scarce title of a charming children's book published in 1930. Baumgarten has an asterisk next to the title, indicating they only knew of its existence via searching through various sources and for which they were not able to determine a reliable price. We found only three copies on Worldcat, and none mentioned in auction records; although this title is credited to the author in the article by Tom Trusky "Women Film Pioneers", Wikipedia does not have it in their listing of her work. Nell Shipman (1892-1970), born Helen Foster-Barham, was an actress, author and screenwriter, producer, and director known for portraying strong, adventurous women. Her life story is a fascinating one and includes rescuing animals and eventually having so many she ended up with her own zoo of over 200 animals, starting her own film company which eventually went bankrupt, and, as an actress, doing one of the first on-screen nude scenes (n. b., info from Wikipedia). ___DESCRIPTION: Light green cloth boards with publisher's device blind-embossed on the front, red lettering on the spine, top edge stained red, pictorial endpapers, six color illustrations, other illustrations in black and white scattered throughout the text. The dust jacket has an additional illustration on the front panel of the prince and princess in a carriage drawn by a polar bear approaching, the back panel shows them departing, summary of the book on the front flap. ___CONDITION: Overall, this volume is in fine condition with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, straight corners with a minimum of rubbing, all six color illustrations present as called for, and the interior is clean and bright. We are grading as near fine only due to some very light edgewear, mostly at the head/tail of the spine and to the upper front corner and some foxing just beginning on/near the endpapers; the only prior owner markings we could find are a sweet gift inscription written at the top of the front free endpaper dated Christmas, 1933. The unclipped dust jacket with the original $2.50 price is overall very good, with minor edgewear and soiling, a few closed tears (the longest about 2" between the top of the front panel and the spine). ___CITATION: Baumgarten, p. 71. ___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please inquire for details. ___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.
  • Bookseller: Swan's Fine Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 14012604
  • Title: Kurly Kew and The Tree-Princess, A story of the Forest-People, told for Other-People
  • Author: Shipman, Nell; Ellender, Elizabeth (Illustrator)
  • Illustrator: Ellender, Elizabeth
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Lincoln Mac Veagh, The Dial Press
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1930
  • Keywords: Childhood, Elizabeth Ellender, Fairies, Elves, Witches, Magic, Tree-People, Princesses, Nell Shipmann, UNIQUE


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