Rootabaga Pigeons


Author: Carl Sandburg

Illustrator: Maud and Miska Petersham

SANDBURG, Carl. Rootabaga Pigeons. Illustrations and Decorations by Maud and Miska Petersham. NY: Harcourt, Brace and Company [1923]. 12mo, x 218pp. Blue cloth pictorially stamped in yellow. Color plate frontispiece, 8 full-page and numerous smaller b&w illustrations throughout. Spine ends and corners a tad rubbed, endpapers discolored, else a clean, exceptionally bright copy in the original color pictorial dust jacket (price-clipped, some chips and tears - mostly at edges, rubbed at folds, lightly soiled). Very scarce.

First Edition. A companion to Rootabaga Stories, this is a unique combination of poetry, philosophy, nonsense and humor as told by the great American poet to his own children. Better known today as Rootabaga Stories, Part II,this is truly a modern American classic!