PUMPKIN MOONSHINE, TASHA TUDOR’S FIRST CHILDREN’S BOOK
TUDOR, Tasha. Pumpkin Moonshine. London, New York and Toronto: Oxford University Press, (1938). 16mo, original coated blue patterned cloth, pictorial endpapers. $1200.
First edition of the first title in Tudor’s cherished “Calico” series.
Tudor prepared this, her first book, for publication “by hand binding it in blue calico fabric… The publisher liked the binding so much that they produced five of her books with a calico-looking binding” (Vermont Arts Council). This book’s heroine, Sylvie Ann, was Tudor’s niece in Scotland, who visited her grandmother in Connecticut each summer. Without scarce original dust jacket. Gift inscription dated Christmas 1939. Small bookseller’s ticket.
Interior generally clean, light offsetting to endpapers. Mild edge-wear. A near-fine copy.