When I Grow Up
New York: The Century Co., 1909.
New York: The Century Co., 1909. First edition. Original tan cloth, front cover and spine pictorially decorated in orange, white and black. Early ink inscription on front free-endpaper. 104 unnumbered pages. 24 full-page color illustrations and numerous others in monotone and black & white. A near fine copy of a very scarce Denslow title.
A wonderful little book showing the professions that children dream of including: The Admiral, The Actor, The Soldier, The Sailor, The Poet, The Cowboy, The Fisherman, The Pirate, The Hunter, The Fireman, The Detective and The Policeman. "The book contains poems and pictures which first appeared in St. Nicholas magazine, November 1908, through October, 1909, with ten additional episodes which had not previously been published." (Greene & Hearn). Illustrator William Wallace "W. W." Denslow (May 25, 1856 – May 27, 1915) was an American artist and caricaturist who is best remembered for his work in collaboration with author L. Frank Baum, especially his illustrations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Greene & Hearn, 44. (Item #3595)