Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tasha Tudor's Mother Goose

The George Mason Friends are a Friends of the Library group. We get some pretty interesting books in and some are so wonderful, I want to share the news of their arrival.

Do you know someone who collects Tasha Tudor illustrated books? I know a few. Here is a charming little copy of Mother Goose published in 1944 by Oxford. It still has its dust cover, a feat that is amazing for any children's book.
Even more amazing, the copyright page shows only the date. I've found references to fourth and fifth printings so I believe this is actually a first printing. How cool is that?
As a bonus, this book was awarded a Caldecott Honor medal in 1945.

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