“INCREASE RABBIT STARTED LIFE WITH THE UNIMPRESSIVE NAME OF GEORGE”
MCCREADY, Thomas Leighton. Increase Rabbit. New York: Ariel Books, (1958). Slim, square octavo, original yellow cloth, original illustrated dust jacket. $800.
First edition of this fourth collaboration between Tudor and her husband, with lovely in-text color and black-and-white illustrations.
Tudor won the Regina Award in 1971 for the body of her work. “In books characterized by delicate illustrations and simple prose, Tudor presents an unashamedly sentimental view of childhood… [and] the animals, children, and situations, she says, are ‘done from actuality, not imagined” (Silvey, 653). “Increase was the name of an enormous rabbit belonging to the four Warner children of Webster, New Hampshire.”
Dust jacket price-clipped. A fine copy.