Inscribed first edition, first printing of the d'Aulaires' first work together.
Very good plus.
Young John is whisked away to North Africa on an enchanted flying rug, which draws him into a magical adventure. The d'Aulaires spent a winter in Africa researching this work, producing over 2,000 study sketches and paintings. While the villain falls into cultural caricature, the story overall is a beautiful and fantastical adventure with a young Bedouin girl guiding the journey.
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Co. Inc, 1931. 8'' x 10.5''. Original cloth backed color pictorial boards. Lacks dust jacket, but with clippings from dust jacket flaps laid in. Color pictorial endpapers. Color illustrated title page, with numerous color and black-and-red illustrations throughout.  pages. Inscribed in ink by the d'Aulaires on copyright page. Some light rubbing to edges, corners and spine lightly bumped, very light spotting to dedication page. A lovely copy of a scarce work.
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