New York: Montgomery Ward & Co., 1939. Denver Gillen. First Edition, First Printing. Original wraps. 7 3/8 X 10 1/4 Inches. Very Good. Item #2637
TRUE First Edition, First Printing copy of the Christmas classic with all issue points! Original illustrated red paper wraps. Original staple binding. THESE FIRST PRINTINGS WERE GIVEN OUT AT MONTGOMERY WARD STORES DURING CHRISTMAS OF 1939. They were produced as cheap and free giveaways and are notoriously difficult to find in nice condition. Contains the all-important illustration of the "3-Prop" airplane. Later issues, even from the first year, all contain the illustration of the plane with 4-props.
All pages intact. Wear to spine and staples are a bit rusty. Covers and corners a bit worn, with a few small chips. A less than perfect copy, but a real first printing nonetheless.