Original ad-hoc mockup for a never-published children's book by US illustrator Andrew Loomis.
Very good minus.
Loomis was an illustrator, commercial artist, and author best known for his instructional books. This copy is a working manuscript created by the artist from scratch, featuring boards "bound" at the spine by the artist with tape and other handmade elements of a typical printed book: a hand-lettered cover title and penciled-in title page, large pencil drawings with hand-drawn borders and tipped-in captions, and a final farewell leaf with a large signature by Loomis. A look at the origins of a picture book that never reached the public.
n.p. n.p, (1941). Full title: Jingletown: A book in pictures and verse for Little Folk. 12'' x 9''. Original paper boards attached at spine with tape by author, front board lettered and lined by hand. Penciled title page, followed by sheets of pencil drawings (generally 3/4 of each sheet) with tipped-in slips of typewritten text. Plate titles in ink at top margins. Some additional pencil notes and corrections. , 32,  pages. Signed by Loomis on final leaf. Soiling to covers, original tape spine chipping and beginning to perish, loosening parts of interior text block.
We work hard to meet our ethical responsibility to describe our material accurately. All items are guaranteed as described and may be returned for any reason within 30 days. Please notify us before mailing a return.
We guarantee the authenticity of our items. All materials are original (meaning not facsimiles or reproductions) unless otherwise noted. First editions (meaning first edition, first printing) are explicitly stated. TPM is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and upholds their Code of Ethics.
All photographs are of the actual item for sale. We're happy to provide additional images on request.
All domestic orders ship gratis. For orders under $250, free USPS media mail shipping is included; orders $250 and over ship USPS Priority. International orders over $500 also ship gratis. Expedited, overnight, as well as other carriers (UPS, Fed-Ex, etc.), may carry additional costs beyond quoted rates. All orders receive tracking information and a direct contact in case of any questions.
International buyers are responsible for any customs, taxes, and related import fees. Please note that we are unable to accomodate requests to misrepresent, misdeclare, or otherwise falsify customs documents when shipping internationally. We appreciate your understanding.
We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, Venmo, check, money order, and bank wire. We are happy to bill institutional buyers' needs. Sales tax will be added to applicable purchases. Items subject to prior sale.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us. We prioritize our long-term relationships far above any individual purchase, and we want you to love your item as much as we loved cataloguing it.