By Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, illustrated by Haig and Regina Shekerjian
First edition, first printing of this sweet story, following the journey of Peter the Rat, Peter the Butterfly, and the boy named Peter.
Near fine in very good plus dust jacket.
THE BOY, THE RAT, AND THE BUTTERFLY
"Now they are going down the road. The boy, the rat, and the butterflies."
New York: Atheneum, 1971. 8'' x 6.5''. Original green cloth binding with red lettering and embellishment. Original unclipped ($4.25) pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in black and white.  leaves. Calligraphically inscribed "What is so rare / as a day / in June" to frontispiece. Jacket with soiling to edges, 1'' tear to spine. Leaves with occasional soiling to margins. Sharp.
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