New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1938. Clare Turlay NEWBERRY. Boards. First edition. 12mo oblong; 30 pp; pale green pictorial boards with a vignette of a puppy on the front; color pictorial endpapers; bookseller’s ticket to ffep “Lauriat’s Books, 91 Franklin St., Boston”; color pictorial half-title, title and dedication pages; frontispiece; light shelf-wear to edges, a few light spots; unclipped color pictorial dust jacket with price of $1.50 on front flap, light stain to front and light soiling and rubbing to edges; very good plus in very good dj. Baumgarten 163. Very good + / very good. Item #1257
Clare Turlay Newberry (1903-1970) was an illustrator known for her drawings of cats and dogs, and the author of stories to accompany these illustrations. Barkis is a 1939 Caldecott Honor Book award winner that follows the story of a cocker spaniel puppy named Barkis presented as a birthday gift to 9 year old James, and the cat, Edward, belonging to Nell Jean, James’ sister. The lessons learned are that selfishness and jealousy are dangerous to humans and animals alike. Peterson/Solt C8.