BEAUTIFUL VOLLAND SUNNY BOOK IN RARE ORIGINAL BOX: CAROLINE HOFMAN’S THE LITTLE RED BALLOON
HOFMAN, Caroline. The Little Red Balloon. Chicago: P.F. Volland, (1918). 12mo, original pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers, original box. $650.
Later printing of this scarce Volland Sunny Book, with dozens of vibrant color illustrations by Rachael Robinson Elmer, with rare original pictorial box.
This work is a title in the Volland Sunny Book series. The Volland Sunny Books were small-format children’s works published by the Volland Company; the Sunny Books series featured some of the finest children’s writers and illustrators of the day including Caroline Hofman, Elizabeth Gordon, Elizabeth Brown Kirkland, and many illustrators from the Brandywine School. With original Volland promotional slip and reader’s age recommendation laid in. Owner inscription on bottom of box.
Minor marginal finger-smudging to text, expert repair to joint. Unusually bright and clean box with expert repairs. A near-fine copy in rare original box.