Lot 8 of 350:
Nightmare-inducing tome by author of Little Black Sambo  

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The Story of Little Kettle-Head. An Awful Warning to Bad Babas

[Bannerman, Helen]

New York

Frederick A. Stokes Company



139 pp. (with numerous blank pages interleaved, as issued). Illustrations in color by the author. (32mo) 13¾x8½ cm. (5½x3½"), original blue cloth-backed illustrated boards. First Edition.

An exceedingly strange children's book by the author of Little Black Sambo, in which a naughty toddler burns off her head while playing with fire, only to have it replaced by a kettle. Luckily, Father Christmas shows up and gives her a pretty blonde doll head as a replacement. Scarce; four copies recorded on OCLC.

Lot Amendments

Covers worn, soiled, pencil-marked; ownership stamp and pencil notes to endpapers, damp wear to top edge of pages, not affecting text or illustrations; good or better.

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