Lot 665: Brown (Margaret Wise). Goodnight Moon, USA: Harper & Brothers, 1947, colour and black & white illustrations throughout, yellow endpapers, ownership ink stamp on front free endpaper, original green cloth-backed pictorial boards, boards edges slightly rubbed in places, in price-clipped dustjacket, slightly rubbed and frayed to extremities, with 30-60 on front flap, 'Little Fur Family' advertised on rear flap (1946), and 'Other Books by Margaret Wise Brown' listed on rear panel: 'The Runaway Bunny (1942), 'Little Chicken' (1943), 'SHhh-BANG!' (1943), small oblong 4to. Extremely rare first edition of Margaret Wise Brown's best-selling bedtime story book about a little bunny saying goodnight to his surroundings; we have been unable to trace any recorded sales of the first edition in a first or early issue dustjacket. (1)
Dominic Winter's Children’s & Illustrated Books Auction June 2015
Thursday, 11th June 2015
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