Kiddie land; W931

No place listed: No publisher listed, No date [c. 1930s]. G.G. WIEDERSEIM. Pictorial boards. Folio; [14pp]; heavy card stock wrapper and pages; wrapper full color illustrated cover with title on front cover; full color illustrations every page; light soiling and shelf scuffing to wrapper, tape to wrapper upper spine covering a 2” tear on the fold, also tape to the inside of wrapper and 2nd page at the spine; very good minus.
Not listed in any WorldCat library. Scarce. Very good. Item #182

Grace Gibbie Wiederseim Drayton (1877-1936), was the artistic creator of the Campbell Soup kids and Dolly Dingle. She was the first woman to be a cartoonist for the publisher Hearst. Dating this work is based on her marriage to Theodore Wiederseim from 1900-1911. After her divorce from Wiederseim and marriage to William Drayton in 1911 she signed her name using Drayton. The paper and printing of this booklet seem to be from the 1930s although the illustrations are signed with the name of her first husband. A book called Kiddie land was published around 1910 with her illustrator sister, Margaret G. Hays, and Thomas Burke containing verse and rhymes. While this edition lacks verse and rhymes, it does contain stories about the activities the children are involved in. Interesting that the colors in the clothing are changed in this edition. Other soft wrapper books have the words “Linen Like Finish” to front, this copy does not.

Price: $100.00

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