New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1952. First Edition. Attractive copy of the author's beloved book, a barnyard story which has enchanted generations of readers since it was published in 1952. Basis for two well-received film adaptations, a 1973 animated film and a more recent production by Gary Winick (2006), starring Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, and Oprah Winfrey. Item #4252
First Printing, with "I-B" code on copyright page. Octavo (20.75cm); publisher's beige cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in black and light blue on spine and front cover; patterned endpapers; dustjacket; [viii],184pp; illus. Spine ends gently nudged, else Fine. In the first issue dustjacket, price-clipped, with a hint of sunning to spine and rear panel, a tiny nick to base of spine, and some subtle toning to edges on verso; a bright, Near Fine example.