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The Skin Horse

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Author: Margery Williams Bianco

Illustrator: Pamela Bianco


BIANCO, Margery Williams. The Skin Horse. Illustrated by Pamela Bianco. NY: George H. Doran [1927]. 8vo, 42pp. Beige cloth with color pictorial labels affixed to front and back. Color pictorial endpapers; 5 color plates and numerous smaller b&w illustrations. Slight rubbing to spine ends and lower corners, pages lightly aged, else a clean bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (4” closed tear at bottom of where the front cover meets the spine panel, ¾” x ¼” chip at top of front panel, 3 small closed tears at top of rear panel with some light creasing). Signed by the artist, Pamela Bianco.

First edition. A wonderfully charming sequel to the author’s beloved classic, The Velveteen Rabbit, illustrated by her daughter, artist Pamela Bianco.  The Skin Horse, a toy from the same house as the Velveteen Rabbit, finds new life in the hands of a young, sick child in the hospital.