Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope. Victor APPLETON.

Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope.

Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., [1939]. Hardcover. 32mo. Pictorial paper over boards. 425pp, (3pp ads). Numerous line drawings. Very good. Mildest of edgewear; text block slightly age toned per usual; pencilled ownership on front flyleaf. Item #46559

Tight and really quite nice first edition (#1485) of the popular and long-lived boys' series, as published by the original "Big Little Books" publisher and here as a "Better Little Book." Exciting binding graphics are bright and charming. Scarce. Likely the boy who proudly pencil-signed his copy is also the budding artist who neatly crayoned a single, not terribly offensive color element to about a dozen illustrations (8 purple, 2 red, 2 green) and checkered the bottom page edges with green "X"s.

Price: $95.00

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