Jun 142006
 June 14, 2006  Posted by at 7:50 pm  Add comments

Caldecott Medal First Edition Identification

Song Of The Swallows; written and illustrated by Leo Politi; Scribners;1949

1950 Caldecott Medal Award

Picturebook Price Guide Value – $460 VG+

Essential Identifying Point

Combined Title/Copyright page:  Two Lines, as follows:

Charles Scribner’s Sons – New York  1949

Copyright 1949 Charles Scribner’s Sons – Printed in the United States of America

Note:  No ‘A’ on title page.  Also, later state books include a 3rd line at bottom of title page with copyright 1948.


Dust Jacket Price – $2.00


  One Response to “Song Of The Swallows (1949)”

  1. I have a copy of “Song of the Swallows” It has a copywright date of 1949. It also has an inscription on the inside. It is also signed with a date. I can only make out 19 9. The third number is not clear to me. It is signed by Leo Politi. Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. The inscription says To dear Becky Merry Christmas Leo Politi. It also has a hand drawn swallow and flowers.
    Thank you for your time.