First edition, in the scarce original dust jacket, about a little Chinese duckling who lives on a houseboat in Peking.
Fine in very good plus jacket.
THE STORY ABOUT PING
According to Barbara Bader, "This was one of the first instances in picturebooks proper of a story being written by one person to be pictured by another, and as the first notable instance, the collaboration of an established author and illustrator, it was bound to be influential." One of Wiese's best works, and very scarce.
Read more: Bader, American Picturebooks, 66-7.
New York: Viking, 1933. 9'' x 6.75''. Original quarter black cloth, paper pictorial boards. In original unclipped ($1.00) color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated by Wiese with wonderful color lithographs.  pages. Book with slightest bit of edge rubbing; jacket with two small closed tears repaired on verso and slight rubbing.
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