New York: William Morrow and Company, 1941. Wolo / Wolf von Falkenstein. First Edition. Cloth. INSCRIBED with a full color portrait of the helpful Jungle Fairy facing the title page & Signed with the author-artist's distinctive "Wolo" with a flourish, quarto (10 1/2" x 8 1/8"), reddish-tan cloth with black lettering on spine and front cover also with an imprint of Amanda, reddish pictorial endpapers, [1-2], 3-37, [38-41] pages. Very Good / None. Item #5920
Wolo--who as Baron Wolf von Falkenstein (1902-1989) had fled Nazi Germany--became a newspaperman in San Francisco where he taught himself how to paint. His charmingly illustrated Amanda--an adorable girlish snake--became a wartime bestseller and has become a classic of children's literature.
Tight, clean and SPECIALLY EMBELLISHED COPY with an ORIGINAL COLORED SKETCH without internal marks or scribbles. Inscribed opposite the title page by the author-artist "To Jeanie / quite specially / from Sir Archibald / and Wolo" & Signed with Wolo's distinctive mark on the title page.
Light wear to the cloth slightly noticeable at its corners. No dust jacket.