Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. Original green cloth, pictorial paste-on with large gilt border, gilt-lettered spine. Green pictorial endpapers. Illustrated by Folkard with full-page color plates and black-and-white images throughout. Gilt border on front board somewhat tarnished, light bumping and wear to corners and spine. PLEASE NOTE: the first few pages of this book including the frontispiece and title pages are missing and it starts on the contents page. Page 138 appears to have something splattered on it and the corner of the page has stuck and pasted onto the illustration on the next page. See images for the condition of this book. This is still quite a collectible book and the illustrations are magical.
Blurb: Early 20th-century "Golden Books" version of the Italian fairy tale, part of "the most attractive series of Children's Classics ever published." Before the Little Golden Books of midcentury fame, Philadelphia publisher David McKay came up with its own "Golden Books" series, gorgeously illustrated and printed on high quality paper, meant to last:
This edition of PINOCCHIO uses the famous illustrations of Charles Folkard, containing hints of Art Deco mixed with the fantasy of popular children's books of the era like the Oz series.