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Philadelphia: David McKay, 1931. Illustrations by the author. Introduction by George C. Harvey. 59 pages. Slim 8vo, original pictorial boards, now re-backed in plain burgundy cloth. Philadelphia: David McKay, 1931. Boards are quite edgeworn and rear free endpaper is torn out; several pages with closed tears in margins. Overall a good copy.
Buffalo: Berger Publishing Co., 1905. Written in verse and illustrated with 6 amusing chromolithographs and 16 b/w images in the text. Slim 12mo, color pictorial boards (minor scuffing on covers and wear along backstrip, but still quite solid). Buffalo, New York: Berger Publishing Co., (no date, circa 1905). Scarce. A very good or better copy copy of this charming children's tale -- essentially the story of Robinson Crusoe but featuring "Jumbo" the elephant.
Springfield, MA: 1920. Autograph quote signed "Thornton Burgess", on a 3.5" x 2.5" card, Springfield, MA, November 30, 1920, in full: "A friend of mine is a friend of my friends - the little people in feather and fur. I count you as a friend." Evenly toned and in fine condition. American writer of children's stories including the popular Adventures of Peter Cottontail.