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The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real. by  Margery WILLIAMS - First Edition - 1922 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 138352)

The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real.

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The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real.: With Illustrations by William Nicholson.

by WILLIAMS, Margery

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About This Item

London: Heinemann,, 1922. In the rare dust jacket Quarto. Original pictorial boards, title to spine in orange and front board in black, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Housed in a terracotta quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. With 7 chromolithographs, of which 3 are double-page. A little rubbing to head of front board and extremities, a near-fine, bright copy in the jacket with a little chipping to spine ends and tips, closed tear to fold of rear flap, in well-preserved condition. First edition, first impression, with the rare dust jacket. The first impression of this beautiful and much-loved collaboration between Margery Williams and William Nicholson is notable for the chromolithographic printing of Nicholson's illustrations. They were replaced by a cheaper process in subsequent printings. "It is loved by parents and teachers as a gentle introduction to the subjects of change and loss, and to the different ways there are of being 'real'. Adapted numerous times for children's theater and animation, The Velveteen Rabbit remains Williams's most enduring work" (Grolier). Grolier Club, One Hundred Books in Children's Literature, 70.

Synopsis

The Velveteen Rabbit, or How Toys Become Real, is the story of a toy rabbit who wants to become real through the love of his owner. The stuffed rabbit is overlooked by the boy whom he is given, the boy preferring to play with more mechanical and sophisticated toys than the simple stuffed rabbit. The rabbit holds onto a story told to him by the oldest and wisest toy in the nursery, the skin horse, about how toys can become real through love. Eventually the boy becomes attached to the soft doll, but after developing scarlet fever the doctor orders the boy sent away to recover and all his toys and belonging burnt. The rabbit is so sad over his separation from the boy he begins to cry and sheds a real tear - after which the nursery fairy appears to turn him into a real rabbit. It has been adapted many times into television, film and onto the stage. The National Education Association listed it among the top 100 books for teachers of children in 2007. Author Margery Williams’ first children’s book, The Velveteen Rabbit was published in 1922 by George H. Doran Company in London and has remained in print continuously since, owing to its popularity as a story of the power of enduring love. -

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Bookseller
Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
138352
Title
The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real.
Author
WILLIAMS, Margery
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
London: Heinemann,
Date published
1922

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About Peter Harrington

Peter Harrington is currently offering a normal national and international delivery service unaffected by COVID-19. Peter Harrington first started selling rare and antiquarian books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road in 1969, and have since grown to become one of the largest and best known antiquarian bookshops in Europe. Our shop extends over four floors offering up to 20,000 volumes. We also offer a full bookbinding and restoration service, and are members of the ABA and ILAB.

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rubbing
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jacket
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chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...[more]
First Edition
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spine
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quarto
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morocco
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