Title: History of Tom Thumb, The (Three Bears ...
Publisher: M.A. Donohue and Company
Publication Date: 1919
Book Condition: Used: Good Minus.
Good Minus Vintage Condition used pamphlet type collectible children's story book in paper wraps titled Tom Thumb or The History of Tom Thumb. Scarce edition. No author indicated. Color illustrations signed W[illiam] Ottman. Published by M.A. Donohue and Co., Chicago IL. Copyight 1912. This edition published as part of Three Bears Series, number 680. (Also published by Donohue in its Little Tot Series). William Ottman, illustrator. 6-5/8 x 8-7/8 inches, 23 cm. CONDITION NOTES: Intact with vintage staples showing vintage rust. Pages show added markings or notations, scattered finger soil throughout. Illustrations show good color. Paper shows light ruffling, outer soil, front cover/first page shows open side edge tears to 0.25 inch, rubbed spine, spine head and tail split to 1.25 inches, outer edge soil, full vertical crease throughout. The origin of the tale of Tom Thumb in Folklore is unknown. The History of Tom Thumb, published in 1621 by Richard Johnson, is the first publication of a fairy tale in English in prose form. Bookseller Inventory # 011499
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