Granddad Coco Nut's Party
Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., 1914. Illustrations by Frances Beem. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover with color pictorial paste-on.
Bound in publisher’s teal cloth with a color plate mounted on the front cover. The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Lovely ink gift inscription on the top of the first page. 7.75 by 6.25 inches with 71 unnumbered pages followed by two pages of publisher’s adverts. Illustrations by Frances Beem on every page including 31 in full-color, the text pages contain vignettes and the pages with decorative frames in black and red.
Near Fine / No Dust Jacket. Item #16659
A great story/poem about old Grandad Coco Nut inviting different nuts from all over the world to his birthday party.
Humanized ‘nuts’ of all types make an appearance in this amusing tale with some botany lessons and introduction to East Indians and the South Seas. The narrations is written in `a-b, a-b' couplets.
Fairly uncommon with only 11 copies currently held in institutions. [oclc 18285531]
Elizabeth Gordon was a juvenile fantasy author whose other works include Flower Children, Bird Children, and Mother Earth's Children.
Her passion was to help children connect with the food they eat.