Lot 8 of 351:
Nightmare-inducing tome by author of Little Black Sambo  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
The Story of Little Kettle-Head. An Awful Warning to Bad Babas
Author:
[Bannerman, Helen]
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Frederick A. Stokes Company
Date:
1904
Description:

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
Condition:
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.
 
Item number:
291824
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