First edition of this cheerfully illustrated story about a child who wishes to be whisked away to Candyland, similar in many ways to Winsor McCay's "Little Nemo in Slumberland."
When a Wish Fairy appears, he learns first-hand about the world of humanized candy. Includes simple recipes for candies written by Queen Jelly Bean herself.
Racine: Whitman Publishing Co., (1916). Long title: KING GUMDROP, or, Neddies Visit to Candyland 9'' x 6.25''. Original cloth boards with color pictorial paste-on. Full-page color frontispiece with seven full-page color plates, eight full-page black-and-white illustrations, and numerous in-text black-and-white illustrations. With pictorial endpapers of children and a rhyme about candy. 105,  pages. Pencil owner's name on front pastedown. Corners and spine mildly bumped, with some light soiling and sunning to spine. Occasional small smudges throughout. Overall sound and bright.
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