FREDDY AND THE SPACE SHIP. BROOKS.
FREDDY AND THE SPACE SHIP
FREDDY AND THE SPACE SHIP
FREDDY AND THE SPACE SHIP
(WIESE)illus.

FREDDY AND THE SPACE SHIP

BROOKS,WALTER. FREDDY AND THE SPACE SHIP. NY: Knopf 1953 (1953). 8vo, cloth, Fine in very slightly worn dust wrapper. Stated 1st ed. Freddy the Pig and the crew travel to Mars! Illustrated in b&w by KURT WIESE. Nice copy. SOLD WITH A FINE 1 PAGE LETTER FROM BROOKS in which he mentions the title offered here,, typed on his personal stationery including the envelope. The text of the letter reads: "I called at Mrs. V's yesterday to look at some books, and in the course of the conversation with her daughter, told her of the children's books I have written. She said none of them were in your library, and I thought you might be interested in trying them, so am sending you a copy of a promotion piece we got out for Book Week a number of years ago. This is a newspaper published by the hero of the stories, Freddy, the pig on the Bean farm. There are now twenty titles in the series - the latest being Freddy and the Space Ship. The books are published by Alfred Knopf and as to their popularity and suitability, I can refer you to any of the reference works dealing with children's literature. By the way, if you are ever disposing of any discards, or gift books, in good condition, I would be interested in making an offer for them. It occurs to me that Mrs. T, from whom I bought some books a year or so ago, may have mentioned my books to you. Sincerely, Walter Brooks." It sounds like Brooks was a book collector as well as an author!

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Price: $1,200.00