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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).