1928 Rare First Edition - BAMBI a Life in the Woods by Felix Salten. Illustrated.
Author: SALTEN, Felix. [CHAMBERS, Whittaker, translator], [WIESE, Kurt, illustrator], [GALSWORTHY, John, foreword].
Title: BAMBI a Life in the Woods.
Publisher: New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1928. First English Edition. "First printing in America, July 1928" to title page verso.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 "X 6 ".
Pages: 293 pages.
Binding: Attractive and fine green half morocco leather binding, with the original gilt-decorated green cloth over boards with deer motif in gilt in central panel (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. A very nice binding for this beautiful first edition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the beautiful illustrations by Kurt Wiese.
Estimate: (USD 700 - USD 800)
The book: Rare and Attractive First English edition in a beautiful binding of Bambi, a Life in the Woods (German title: Bambi: Eine Lebensgeschichte aus dem Walde) -- a 1923 Austrian coming-of-age novel written by Felix Salten and originally published in Berlin by Ullstein Verlag. The novel traces the life of Bambi, a male roe deer, from his birth through childhood, the loss of his mother, the finding of a mate, the lessons he learns from his father, and the experience he gains about the dangers posed by human hunters in the forest. An English translation by Whittaker Chambers was published in North America by Simon & Schuster in 1928, and the novel has since been translated and published in over 30 languages around the world. Salten published a sequel, Bambi's Children, in 1939. The novel was well-received by critics and is considered a classic, as well as one of the first environmental novels. It was adapted into a theatrical animated film, Bambi, by Walt Disney Productions in 1942.
The author: Felix Salten (6 September 1869 – 8 October 1945) was an Austro-Hungarian author and literary critic in Vienna. His most famous work is Bambi, a Life in the Woods (1923).
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