NEWELL, Peter. The Hole Book. NY: Harper & Brothers . 12mo, pp. Blue boards with full color pictorial paper label affixed to front. Full-color illustrations throughout. A very good copy with slight chipping and scratching to front paper label, minute warping and water damage to front board, bearing previous owner's inscription dated "Xmas 08" on front free endpapers.
First Edition. Long before Richard Scarry or Dr. Seuss, an American artist delighted a generation of children and their parents with hilarious, topsy-turvy illustrations and slightly subversive tales told in rhyme. This was illustrator/author Peter Newell. With humorous text and irresistible drawings, this classic work will delight readers of all ages with the story of Tom Potts' bullet, which leads him through all sorts of unexpected scenes and adventures, each funnier than the last