Little Blacknose

by Swift, Hildegarde Hoyt

Little Blacknose: The Story of a Pioneer is a children's book written by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift and published in 1929. The book, subtitled “The Story of a Pioneer,” received a Newbery Honor award in 1930.Little Blacknose tells the story of the DeWitt Clinton locomotive, the first steam locomotive to operate in the United States. Told from the perspective of the engine the book includes a brief history of the railway and details about the engine’s life and adventures, from the World’s Fair to Grand Central Station.

First Edition Identification and Notes

First edition published by Harcourt, Brace and Company in 1929, red cloth with black cover illustration. Original dust jacket is green, black and white with slight reddening on author name. Illustrated by Lynn Ward. 

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cover of Little Blacknose: The story of a pioneer, locomotive railroad train made for  NY Central Railroad & shown in Waiting room of Grand Central Staion in NYC, Fictional history of railroading,

Little Blacknose: The story of a pioneer, locomotive railroad train made for NY Central Railroad & shown in Waiting room of Grand Central Staion in NYC, Fictional history of railroading,

by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift,; (illustrated by Lynd Ward in Color & B/W, , Tiny priceclip but Inner DJ Flap $2.75, Double pg B/W & a color Frontispiece, EX-LIBRARY Usual wear,

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1929
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Harcourt Brace and Company, New York , 1929. HBDJ, 1929, 1st edition 1st printing, BK GOOD / VG+ DJ, EX-LIBRARY Usual wear, Fox, scuff . STAMPS, POCKETS, 147 pg, RED CLOTH WITH BLACK CVR ILLUSTRATION tape edge residue ,as told by the first steam engine. - Little Blacknose, His trial run was from Albany to Schenectady at… Read more
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LITTLE BLACKNOSE: The Story of a Pioneer

by Swift, Hildegarde Hoyt

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1947
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Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1947. Dark red hardcover binding with black letter clean square and tight Illustrated endpapers, interior clean with just a few smudges and a bit of yellowing, binding tight. No writing tears or marks. DJ has some shelfwear, price-clipped, protected from further damage in clean Brodart jacket. 149 pages. Illustrations in orange, black and white. Copyright page… Read more
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Little Blacknose: The Story of a Pioneer

by Swift, Hildegarde Hoyt

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1929
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NY: Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1929. dj w/chipping, in mylar; illustrated end papers; 149 clean, unmarked pages; rust c w/black titles. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Lynn Ward. 12 vo.
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Little Blacknose: The Story of a Pioneer

by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift

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Little Blacknose: The Story of a Pioneer

by Swift, Hildegarde Hoyt

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1930
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New York: Harcourt Brace, 1930. 149 pages, b/w chapter heads and decorations top of each page, 8 full-page illustrations in black, white and red or green by Lynd Ward, illustrated endpapers; 12mo, orange ribbed cloth. Very good-, spine sunned, light cover soil, one plate loose; no dust jacket. Fifth Printing. Hard Cover. Good. Illus. by Ward, Lynd.
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Little Blacknose: The Story of a Pioneer

by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift

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1929
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9789997488978
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E. M. Hale & Co. (Harcourt, Brace & Co.), 1929. Hardcover. Good. Former library book; Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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Little Blacknose

by Swift, Hildegarde Hoyt

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1944]. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. [12], 150 pp. Bound in full brown cloth, title and decoration stamped in black on cover and spine, deckle edge. Color frontispiece and illustrations, several in color, by Lynd Ward. Very Good, previous owner stamp to front free endpaper and rear pastedown, pages are slightly age-toned, but… Read more
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Little Blacknose

by Swift, Hildegarde Hoyt

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1929
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New York,: Harcourt Brace & Co, 1929. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Ward, Lynd. ISigned. GOOD/NO DUST JACKET. Signed by author. Former Library Book. 149 pp. Text is clean and unmarked except for usual library treatments, Boards are light brown with black text on cover and spine. Numerous illustrations with black and white and color. Text… Read more
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