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The Story of Ferdinand [SIGNED AND INSCRIBED]

The Story of Ferdinand [SIGNED AND INSCRIBED]

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The Story of Ferdinand [SIGNED AND INSCRIBED]

by LEAF, Munro

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New York: The Viking Press, 1937. Fifth Printing in Nineteenth Printing Dust Jacket. Large Square Octavo. Pink illustrated dust jacket, illustrated yellow end papers, illustrated by Robert Lawson. Signed and inscribed by author at title page. Very good in dust jacket with spine slightly darkened, two small chips at mid-spine, light wear to edges heaviest at spine ends and corners, fore-edge corners a bit rounded, some foxing to pages, pages with some smudging.


A true classic with a timeless message, The Story of Ferdinand has enchanted readers since it was first published in 1936. All the other bulls would run and jump and butt their heads together. But Ferdinand would rather sit and smell the flowers. So what will happen when our pacifist hero is picked for the bullfights in Madrid?  The first print run by Viking Press sold 14,000 copies at $1 each. The following year sales increased to 68,000, and by 1938 it was selling 3,000 copies a week - outselling Gone with the Wind (which had won the Pulitzer in 1937). The story is often seen as a political symbol, and was banned in many countries including Spain. Hitler ordered it to be burned in Germany, and after the Germans were defeated in WWII 30,000 copies were printed and handed out to German children as symbols of peace. -

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The Story of Ferdinand [SIGNED AND INSCRIBED]
LEAF, Munro
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For the past many years this firm has strived to provide a large, high quality, and diverse collection of mostly fiction published primarily before the Second World War and with their original dustjackets. Our specialties include Photoplay Editions, Mysteries, Fantasy Literature, Plays, Romances, Westerns, Hollywood Interest, and Business Fiction. We also have a large collection of Cocktail Recipe Books, Children's Literature and 19th Century Literature. We pride ourselves on providing accurately described, high grade, and difficult to locate titles in these fiction genres.


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Title Page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been...

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