The Peter Patter Book. Leroy F. JACKSON.
The Peter Patter Book
The Peter Patter Book
The Peter Patter Book

The Peter Patter Book

Chicago and New York: Rand McNally & Company, 1918. Blanche Fisher WRIGHT and Milo WINTER. First Edition. Cloth over board. [POETRY / RHYMES] [RACIST CARICATURE]. Blanche Fisher WRIGHT, illustrator. Milo WINTER cover and endpapers.
First edition, later printing. 4to (12 1/8” x 10”); [104]pp; blue cloth over board, color pictorial onlay of an elf riding an owl, this is the publisher’s second issue of cover illustrations by Milo Winter; gilt lettering on spine; pictorial endpapers, child’s bookplate on front pastedown; pictorial title page; text in rhyme with color illustrations throughout; lacking its dust jacket, else fine. Fine. Item #1449

Rhymes and verse for children, some with serious intent and some pure fun and nonsense. Some rhymes have lost their cultural meaning and a few include racist themes. Eye-catching illustrations by noted artists Milo Winter (1888-1956) and Blanche Fisher Wright (1887-1971).

Author Leroy Freeman Jackson (1881-1958) was a Canadian who immigrated to North Dakota with his family as a child. An educator, he served in WWI with the Army Educational Corps as the conductor of the Citizenship Institutes. Jackson was active in the movement to educate Native Americans in the early 20th century. His papers are located at the Huntington Library and can be accessed at the Online Archive of California.

Price: $150.00

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