PUMPKIN MOONSHINE, TASHA TUDOR’S FIRST CHILDREN’S BOOK, SIGNED BY HER
TUDOR, Tasha. Pumpkin Moonshine. London, New York and Toronto: Oxford University Press, (1938). 16mo, original coated blue patterned cloth, pictorial endpapers, later dust jacket. $2500.
First edition of the first title in Tudor’s cherished “Calico” series, signed and dated (1987) by her on the front free endpaper.
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. With later issue dust jacket. Young owner’s inscriptions to pastedowns.
Scattered light marginal soiling. Front inner paper hinge partially split, binding sound. Modest toning to spine, moderate discoloration to boards, light wear to extremities. A very good signed copy.