DescriptionMargaret Wise Brown. Two First Edition Children's Books, including: The Important Book. 1949. Price-clipped dust jacket. [and:] The Quiet Noisy Book. 1950. Dust jacket. Both books in generally very good condition.
This lot includes: The Important Book. [New York]: Harper & Brothers, 1949. First edition. Quarto. Pictures by Leonard Weisgard. Pictorial boards in the style of the dust jacket. Original price-clipped dust jacket. Moderate shelf wear to the boards. Chipped and edge-worn dust jacket, with minor tape abrasion to the rear panel. Overall, a very good copy. [and:] The Quiet Noisy Book. [New York]: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1950. First edition. Quarto. Pictures by Leonard Weisgard. Pictorial boards in the style of the dust jacket. Original dust jacket showing price as "$1.50." Moderate shelf wear to the boards. Chipped and edge-worn dust jacket, with a 1.5" closed tear to the top of the front panel and some toning around the edges, noticeable at the flaps. Also a very good copy. A delightful pair of classic twentieth-century children's books by one of the genre's pre-eminent authors.
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