Author: Milo Winter
Illustrator: Milo Winter
WINTER, Milo. Billy Popgun. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1912. 4to, x 62pp. White quarter-vellum with brown boards decoratively stamped in gilt. Pictorial endpapers; 8 color plates and numerous b&w illustrations; t.e.g. Corners and edges of boards a bit rubbed, vellum a bit discolored, else a clean, bright copy.
First edition, limited issue being #264 of 350 numbered copies. The fanciful story of young Billy’s adventures riding rabbits, confronting dragons, soaring with eagles, and exploring the waves with a sea turtle. Milo Winter’s stunning color plates are the finest of his career.