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The Runaway Toys by  Lillian Baker STURGES - Hardcover - Edition not stated - 1920 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and Biblio.com

The Runaway Toys

by STURGES, Lillian Baker

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Chicago: Rand McNally, 1920. Edition not stated. Thin Octavo (19.5cm); blue/pictorial paper-covered boards; [58pp],frontis. Spine cocked; boards soiled and scratched, with abrasions and moderate wear along extremities, spine joints; soiling and foxing intermittent throughout text; some short closed tears to page edges; ownership inscription to ffep. Just about Very Good. Lillian Baker Sturges penned and illustrated this bedtime-ready tale of a sleepy hamlet in Bavaria named Nurnburg, and its impressively sentient population of toys. Fed up with their idle life, the toys begin a long, nighttime march out of town to parts unknown, sparking a small panic when the town's children follow in their wake. Unpaginated, with text-illustrations throughout in color and b/w.




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