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Wanda Gag First Edition Identification

The Funny Thing; written and Illustrated by Wanda Gág; Coward-McCann, 1929.

Children’s Picturebook Price Guide Value – $940 VG+

Essential Identifying Points – Book:

Copyright page has three lines, as follows:

Copyright 1929 by
Coward McCann , INC.
All rights reserved.

Printed in U.S.A.  

 

The title page ends with three lines as follows:


PUBLISHED IN NEW YORK
by COWARD-McCANN, Inc.

IN THE YEAR  1929


 

Essential Identifying Points – Dust Jacket

The front and back dust jacket flaps are blank.

The back dust jacket has four paragraph’s framed in a black rectangle.

The first paragraph is a short biography of Wanda Gág.  The second paragraph is a quote from Rockwell Kent.  The third paragraph is a critic’s acclaim for Millions of Cats.  The fourth paragraph is a quote from Anne Carroll Moore.

 

A similar back DJ composition was used on both the first printing of Wanda Gág’s The Funny Thing (1929) and Snippy And Snappy (1931).