John Martin's Big Book (No. 2). John Martin.

John Martin's Big Book (No. 2)

New York: Wise Book Company, 1934. Second printing. Hardcover. Collectible, clean, tight 4to, unpaginated. Red cloth with deep blue embossed patterns, gilt labels. Light shelf wear and light scuffs to tips. Edges have some faded spots and scuffs or scratches of arrested insect nibbling. (see photo). Originally, #2 of a 7 volume set. Very nice. We have volumes 3,4,5,6 as well. All is good clean, tight condition. Very Good / None, as issued, Item #17530

Delightful series of children's stories, songs, poems, games, coloring pages which started as a children's magazine for 3-8 year olds. Terrific illustrations, some by Johnny Gruelle, author of Raggedy Ann & Andy among others, and the important illustrator ,George Carlson, who contributed over fifty covers and most of the puzzles, riddles, and activities to the magazine. According to Wikipedia, Martin Gardner said the magaine "was a "pioneering publication" and the "most entertaining magazine" aimed at this age group published in the US." Then the magazine was priced from 10 to 50 cents over its twenty-year run, it was primarily purchased by middle and upper income families due to its cost.

Price: $12.00

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