Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Co., . 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.