Second edition of this popular anthology of poems and stories by Lear, Milne, Field, and others, plus ABCs, counting rhymes, and more.
THE BUMPER BOOK
An incredibly popular book, it went into dozens of printings within a few years. Some later printings include the 1946 date, but after the second edition, the cover design was changed to a parachuting scene. This copy has the original cover design seen in the first and second editions (featuring haystacks), and shows no printed notice of the second edition (as called for) – however, the paper has been faintly effaced in the exact location of the edition statement, so it seems likely there was originally an edition statement there which a previous owner attempted to remove in order to pass the book off as a first edition. Still, quite a lovely copy, scarce in an early form in this condition.
New York: The Platt & Munk Co. Inc, (1946). 12'' x 10''. Original red cloth, pictorial paste-on. Illustrated by Eulalie throughout in color, often full page.  pages. Ink owner name on front endpaper, faint evidence of pencil erasure on some pages. Some soiling to boards and rubbing to paste-on.
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