New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1929. First edition thus. Small 4to, 224pp; blue cloth with printed labels. Fine in a lightly used dust jacket, spine sunned and with a touch of wear at its ends. Item #205615
The classic children's tale, originally published in Germany in 1912 and continuously in print ever since. It has been adapted into comic books, TV programs, and films as recently as 2018. The author was a virulent anti-Semite and early supporter of Hitler and some have read that brand of nativism into the inter-species relations depicted in the story. This handsome edition, with Vera Bock's lively graphics, is infrequently found in dust jacket.