Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1925. Clara BURD. cloth. 8vo; xiv, 325pp; blue cloth over board with color pictorial onlay to front cover and gilt decorative border, gilt stamped spine; color illustrated unclipped dust jacket; illustrated endpapers; owner’s ink stamp to free front endpaper; 4 full page color inserted and 8 full page black & white illustrations; light chipping to at flap fold, chipping with loss to head and tail of spine of dust jacket; near fine in a very good minus dj. Near fine / very good. Item #142
Classic children's story set in 19th century Netherlands by Mary Mapes Dodge, an American author. Through this story, speed skating on canals was introduced to Americans. Hans is the hero as he not only forfeits a race to help a needier boy win the monetary prize, but by his actions changes the heart of a doctor who treats his father. Happy endings through the good moral action of Hans.