Lot 192 of 360:
Hader's Picture Book of the States rare w/jacket  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$300
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Berta and Elmer Hader's Picture Book of the States

Author:
Hader, Berta and Elmer

Place:
New York and London

Publisher:
Harper & Bros.

Date:
[1932]

Description:

Illustrated with pictorial maps of the forty-eight states and the District of Columbia, on 28 sheets, with a page of descriptive text keyed to the illustrations. (Oblong 4to), salmon-colored pictorial cloth with embossed eagle and "E. Pluribus Unum" above the title in red, pictorial dust jacket. First Edition. 

Excellent copy of this rare and remarkable book. Each map is fully illustrated in a fanciful and quaint style reminiscent of the times. The text adjacent to each map outlines the early history and facts about each state. Most of the maps show two states, but Texas, California, Michigan, Florida, Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, and Maine have their own page. This book is rarely found whole as they are often broken up and sold as individual maps.

At the back of the book is a message from Angelo Patri:

"The teacher mounted a chair and untied a string. With a rattling flop a picture map rolled down and my heart jumped up. Never had I seen anything so beautiful. Never since have I seen anything that gave me such a lift. I cannot tell you why. That map spoke to me in a language I knew and could answer [...] I learned most of my history from maps. You see, that old picture map had given me the notion that behind every black line that said 'river' was a story that said 'people,' and I had a keen nose for a story."


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some soiling to jacket with some creasing and occasional closed tears to edges, tape repair to verso at head of spine; cloth with a bit of edgewear; near fine volume in very good jacket.


 
Item number:
300815
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