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The Little Engine That Could

By Piper, Watty




Everyone loves The Little Engine That Could, that classic tale of the determined little engine that, despite its size, triumphantly pulls a train full of toys to the waiting children on the other side of a mountain.

The Little Engine that Could is an American fairytale that gained popularity and became a classic children’s book in 1930 when published by Platt & Munk under the pen name Watty Piper. An earlier version of the story was printed in the New York Tribune in 1906, and in the same year in a Sunday School publication Wellspring for Young People under the title “Thinking One Can.” The 1954 Platt & Munk version with illustrations by George and Doris Hauman is the best-known version of this book.

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The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper (illustrated by Lois L. Lenski)

The Platt & Munk Co. Inc. Publishers, New York, 1930 First Edition, First Printing with the title "The Little Engine" listed as the last title in the series list printed behind the front free endpaper. This ORIGINAL early issue jacket with a summary of the book on front flap and a box printed around the "Beautiful Books for Children" on the back panel is rich in colors with minor wear. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL Red Cloth on the spine with pictorial paste down to boards. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy First Editions of this title.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Price: $2,750.00


The Little Engine That Could ( 3 COPIES!!) No. 358 First Editions1930

Mabel C. Bragg - Retold (edited) by Watty Piper

The Little Engine That Could (YES.... 3 COPIES!!) Platt & Munk Co., No. 358 Retold by Watty Piper 2 (both) are First Edition, First printing 'A' variants, 1930. According to expert Stan Zielinski in his website on collecting childrens books. The third copy is a 3rd edition with no copyright statement to the front pastedown and 'Lil Hannibal' in the title list. Printed around 1938.In lovely and bright condition without the dust wrapper. CONDITION NOTES: Hardcovers. Both are nearly identical First editions and this title last on the list 'Never Grow Old Series' verso of the front fep. ) printed the same year. A dust wrapper is present (with one book only) and in very good (unclipped) condition which also matches the copyright statement on the pastedown front cover. Uncommon in such very nice condition and very attractive on the display shelf. The better one in Near Fine(NF), the other with the name & date on the front fep is Very Good (VG). NOTE: It has taken me over 20 years to find and collect all 3 of these copies. I hope they will find a good home(s) and be enjoyed for generations to come!. Hard Cover. About Fine/NA. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

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Price: $850.00


The Little Engine That Could: Giant signed edition

Watty Piper

2007-07-11. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $674.26


The Little Engine That Could.

Piper, Watty.

The Platt & Munk Co., 1930. First edition, in unrecorded variant dust jacket (see below). Slight handling creases to first few pages, slight rubbing to spine tips, still near fine to fine in complete but soiled dust jacket with splits to front flap and spine folds, a one and one-half inch tear with attendant creasing to lower front panel, two chips to mid spine, all tears and chips, reinforced on verso with old tape, in mylar cover. Color illus by Lois Lenski. Stan Sielinski notes four variants of the dust jacket. Variant B should have a blank from jacket flap and six titles listed on rear panel. The six titles on the rear are center justified. On variant D, the six titles are left justified and the front flap has copy. Our variant, has the blank front flap, as in variant B, but the six titles are left justified, as in Variant D.

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Price: $450.00


Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

1981-05-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $432.17


The Little Engine That Could: Giant signed edition

Piper, Watty

Philomel. Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear.

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Price: $400.41


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The Little Engine That Could: Storybook Treasury

Watty Piper

2003-09-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $312.25


The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

1986-01-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $308.13


The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

Platt & Munk, 1930. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Near Fine Copy Rubbing To Spine All First Edition Points.Great Copy of This Children's Classic.

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Price: $295.00


The Little Engine That Could

Piper, Watty

New York: Platt & Munk Co., 1930. Clean and bright in sound binding. VG+, no dust jacket. Lists to Lil' Hannibal on page opposite half title page.Spot of wear to bottom of spine. . First Edition Early Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Louis L. Lenski. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Price: $270.00


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The Little Engine that Could: A Storybook and Wind-Up Train/Dutton Motorbook

Watty Piper

1998-07-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $258.62


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The Little Engine That Could

Piper, Watty

New York (1930): The Platt & Munk Co., Inc. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Near Fine/Very Good. Lois L. Lenski. Early printing, in the pictorial red cloth [c.1938], in the pictorial dust jacket. "Lil' Hannibal" is last on the list of the Never Grow Old Series. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket.

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Price: $250.00


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The Little Engine That Could

Piper, Watty

New York: The Platt & Munk Co.. Good with no dust jacket. 1930. Later Printing. Hard Cover. 0448405202 . Publisher's full red cloth, black lettering and embossed illustration on cover, color illustrated endpapers. Illustrated with color and B&W drawings by Lois L. Lenski. First Edition, Later printing: Front cover has "Trade Mark" under the title. Never Grow Old Series page has only "Lil' Hannibal" after "The Little Engine That Could." "Trade Mark" under title on Title Page.. Hinges starting, some faint pencil marks on title page and light crayon on ffep, otherwise unmarked. GOOD. . Never Grow Old Series Series. Color and B&W Drawings. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. Unpaginated pp .

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Price: $200.00


the little engine that could(second printing)

watty piper

new york: platt & munk, 1930. Book. Illus. by lois lenski. Very Good. Hardcover. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. .first edition, 2nd printing. tight bright binding and pages. Lil' Hannibal is the last title on the verso of title page, - No 358 Made in the USA on the front cover Paste down- owners name in a couple places, overall a very nice copy for rare second prinitng..

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Price: $196.00


Little Engine That Could

Piper, Watty

Platt and Munk Attractive copy bound in red cloth with only the 1930 copyright date [but circa 1938]. Jacket has fosing to the spine and back and one chip. An attractive early copy of the most popular children's book.

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Price: $160.00


the little engine that could(second printing)

watty piper

new york: platt & munk, 1930. Book. Illus. by lois lenski. Very Good. Hardcover. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. .first edition, 2nd printing. tight bright binding and pages. Lil' Hannibal is the last title on the verso of title page, - No 358 Made in the USA on the front cover Paste down- owners name in a couple places, overall a very nice copy for rare second prinitng..

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Price: $160.00


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The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

2012-07-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $159.63


The Little Engine that Could

Piper, Watty

New York: Platt & Munk. VG/VG. 1930. Hardcover. Rubbing, chips and closed tears to dustjacket; large tear across back has been taped. Foxing on dj, inside cover and endpapers. Very slight edgewear to spine head and foot; Red cloth with black titles and cover illustration. Binding is tight and pages are clean. Dustjacket in protective mylar cover; B&W and color illustrations; 6.5x8.25" .

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Price: $150.00


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The Little Engine That Could (Oversize Gift Edition)

Watty Piper

2006-08-04. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $134.51


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The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

2011-02-06. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $116.91


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The Little Engine That Could

WATTY PIPER

1993-07-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $113.97


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The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

2002-08-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $111.01


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The Little Engine That Could: 60th Anniversary Edition

Watty Piper

1990-01-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $109.55


Little Engine That Could

Piper, Watty

Putnam Pub Group, 1978-11-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Nice looking book, has minor edge wear on corners.

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Price: $109.03


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The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

2015-01-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $105.12


The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

2005-04-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $105.12


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The Little Engine That Could: Deluxe Edition

Watty Piper

2009-07-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $105.12


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The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

2005-03-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $105.12


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The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

2015-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $103.66


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The Little Engine That Could: An Abridged Edition

Watty Piper

2012-02-08. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $102.18


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The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

1991-07-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $102.18


The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

1996-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $102.18


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The Little Engine That Could (Original Classic Edition)

Watty Piper

2001-06-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $100.70


THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD

Piper, Watty

New York: The Platt & Monk Co.. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1930. Early Printing edition. Hardcover. Almost Near fine, red spine cloth/very bright color pictorial paper over boards and bright color illust thru-out. DJ extremity chipping/rubbing/wrinkling & closed edge tears, the first two letters of the DJ title is partially chipped away, along w/other spine area and bottom edge of DJ chipping. DJ is wrapped in mylar. Previous owner's gift inscription is on the free end paper. Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall; Unpaginated pages. ; Color Illustrations .

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Price: $100.00


The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

2004-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $99.23


The little engine that could

Watty Piper

1997-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $99.23


The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

1976-04-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $99.23


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The Little Engine That Could

PIPER, Watty

New York: The Platt & Munk Co, 1930. Hardcover. Illustrations by Lois Lenski. 8vo. Red cloth with blue lettering and pictorial stamping. (24pp). Color frontispiece, color illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Very good. A bit edgeworn, with endpapers a tad worn and 2" expertly, archivally closed title page tear. A tight and fairly attractive early printing of this classic, with "Trademark" on front board, front flyleaf "Never Grow Old Series" ending in "Lil' Hannibal," etc.

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Price: $95.00


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The Little Engine That Could: Here She Comes!

Watty Piper

2004-08-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $86.21


The Little Engine That Could: 3-dimensional Play Settings (Playland Book)

Watty Piper

1988-10-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $85.00


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The Little Engine That Could: Let's Sing ABC (The Little Engine That Could) (A Lift-the-Flap Alphabet Book)

Watty Piper

1993-09-15. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $78.97


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The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

Scholastic Paperbacks, 1979-06-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Price: $74.76


The Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper

Price Stern Sloan, 1999-10-25. Paperback. Good.

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Price: $67.96


The Little Engine That Could

Piper, Watty

Phillomel. PAPERBACK. 0399246509 New Condition. . New.

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Price: $59.99


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The Little Engine that Could: A Storybook and Wind-Up Train/Dutton Motorbook

Piper, Watty

Dutton Juvenile. BOARD BOOK. 0525460292 New Condition. . New.

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The Little Engine That Could

Piper, Watty

Grosset & Dunlap. PAPERBACK. 0448463598 New Condition. . New.

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The Little Engine That Could

Piper, Watty

Platt & Munk. Hardcover. 0448424053 New Condition. . New.

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The Little Engine That Could: Storybook Treasury

Piper, Watty

Grosset & Dunlap. PAPERBACK. 0448431149 New Condition. . New.

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The Little Engine That Could

PIPER, WATTY

SCHOLASTIC. PAPERBACK. 0590466720 New Condition. . New.

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The Little Engine That Could

Piper, Watty

Barbour Publishing, Incorporated. Hardcover. 1577480813 New Condition. . New.

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Price: $59.99