By Mabel Leigh Hunt, with illustrations by James Daugherty
Scarce first printing of this Newbery Honor, a set of nine biographical vignettes about the itinerant apple planter of US legend.
Very good plus in good dust jacket.
BETTER KNOWN AS JOHNNY APPLESEED
Each of the nine stories that make up BETTER KNOWN AS JOHNNY APPLESEED are named after a different apple variety purportedly planted by the wandering nurseryman.
First edition. Philadelphia & New York: J.B. Lippincott Comapny, (1950). 8.25 x 5.5". Original green cloth binding. Original price-clipped pictorial cloth binding. Red endpapers. Illustrated in black and white. 212 pages. Gift inscription to front pastedown dated Christmas 1950 above partially-erased pencil inscription; small location inscription to front flyleaf. Jacket with various edgewear, light loss to upper and lower joints; two tiny tape repairs to reverse. Binding with light bumping to corners and spine ends, a touch of foxing to fore-edge. Clean and sound.
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