Ten Little Toy Balloons.
Ten Little Toy Balloons.
Ten Little Toy Balloons.
Ten Little Toy Balloons.
(Juvenile)

Ten Little Toy Balloons.

London: McMorquodale & Co., (c. 1934). Small quarto. (20)pp. Twenty-two full-page plates in vibrant colors, with text running underneath. The tale told here is an adaptation of the famous, and famously controversial, "Ten Little Niggers" story, but here the boys of the original become anthropomorphic balloons of various hues with human faces. The book progresses by counting in reverse from ten to zero, decreasing as each balloon-child is lost or eliminated. Bound in illustrated red wrappers. Minor edgewear, else a fine copy of a rare children's picture book, known in one institutional holding. Item #28909

Price: $950.00