A DONKEY FOR THE KING. Olive Price, Valenti Angelo.
A DONKEY FOR THE KING.
A DONKEY FOR THE KING.

A DONKEY FOR THE KING.

New York: Whittlesey House, 1945. First edition. Her first book for children, a story revolving around the donkey ridden by Christ into the city of Jerusalem. Illustrations in the text and on the dust jacket by Valenti Angelo. Although no indication in book, presume his copy as there is a TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY PRICE TO ANGELO laid in. The single-page letter dated April 5, 1945, thanks him for his illustrations, "...I want to tell you how utterly charming your drawings are and how they have captured the whole mood of the story with an atmorsphere of grace and springtime....They should make the little donkey's journey into book-land a very pleasant one indeed." In original cancelled envelope with dab of gold paint on front. The book is aged a bit but still very good to near fine with offset from envelope to front endpaper. In bright, good dust jacket with edges chipped but not so as to affect any lettering. Scarce in any dust jacket.
Item #55375

Price: $200.00