View Our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

We made holiday shopping easy: browse by interest, category, price or age in our bookseller curated gift guide.

Shop Now
Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Many Moons by  James Thurber - First Edition - 1943 - from Bookworks (SKU: q0818)

Many Moons

Click for full-size.

Many Moons

by Thurber, James

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very Good/Good
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Beloit, Wisconsin
Item Price:
$350.00
FREE shipping to USA
More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943. First printing (first edition) of this Caldecott Medal winner about a young princess who wanted the moon; with 'I' on copyright page, war bond ad on rear jacket flap. Hardcover, full salmon cloth, black titling. Light wear to book, fading to head of spine; price-clipped (all four corners) jacket torn, creased, & chipped, missing a 1½" triangle from upper front corner, smaller triangle to lower front corner, about an inch from the head of the spine. Text clean; [48 pages, color illustrations. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Louis Slobodkin. 8¾" by 10¼".

Synopsis

Many Moons is a children's picture book written by James Thurber and illustrated by Louis Slobodkin. It was published by Harcourt, Brace & Company in 1943 and won the Caldecott Medal in 1944. Princess Lenore becomes ill, and only one thing will make her better: the moon. Unlike much of Thurber's other work, including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and his fables, this story shows a crisis between males and females that ends happily for all.

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

(Log-in or create an account first!)

You're rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
Bookworks US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
q0818
Title
Many Moons
Author
Thurber, James
Illustrator
Louis Slobodkin
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harcourt, Brace and Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1943
Keywords
Children's Books, Illustrated Books, Caldecott Award, Modern First Edition
Size
8¾" by 10¼"

Terms of Sale

Bookworks

All books are subject to prior sale, though we make every effort to keep our inventory current. Books are returnable within ten days with prior notification. We will request extra shipping for large books and sets going to addresses outside the United States.

About the Seller

Bookworks

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since: 2006
Beloit, Wisconsin
Ask Seller a Question

About Bookworks

Most of our stock is on-line only, though we have many books in three booths at Angela's Attic Antique Mall, 1020 Gardner Street in South Beloit, Illinois; and a booth across the street at the Best of Beloit; a large booth at the Lake Geneva Antique Mall, 829 Williams Street, Lake Geneva, WI; and we work with A Room Of One's Own at 315 West Gorham Street in Madison, Wisconsin. You may request to see any of our on-line inventory at either location with a few days' notice.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]

Frequently Asked Questions

This Book’s Categories

tracking-