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Lot 0464
RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER, 1st Edition, by Robert L. May, 1939. First printing, written exclusively for Montgomery Ward, 32 pages with 41 illustrations by Denver Gillen. Small quarto with the original pictorial wrappers, as issued. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Book - 10 1/2" H x 8" W. Clamshell box - 11 1/8" H x 8 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)

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Some edgewear and slightly folded corners. Consistent toning to the pages as expected from age. This was a complimentary item and the quality of the paper was the type used for ephemeral items. A couple of small tears to wrappers (covers) and some tape reinforcement at hinges and edges. Custom clamshell box in very good condition.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1st Ed

Estimate $300 - $350Aug 5, 2017