1930 Rare First Edition ~ The Raggedies In Fairyland illustrated by Harrison Cady.
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Author: Sherman Ripley. Harrison Cady, illustrator.
Title: The Raggedies in Fairyland.
Publisher: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Rand McNally & Company, 1930. First Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 11 " X 8 ".
Pages: 96 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good illustrated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown ) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the wonderful illustrations by Harrison Cady.
The book: Scarce First edition of The Raggedies in Fairyland by Harrison Cady.
The illustrator: Walter Harrison Cady (1877–1970) was an American illustrator and author, best known for his Peter Rabbit comic strip which he wrote and drew for 28 years.
Cady was born in Gardner, Massachusetts, to a town selectman, Edwin Cady, who ran a local general store. His father fostered a love of nature and encouraged his art skills. Cady entered an apprenticeship with a local painter, Parker Perkins. His first publication came as early as 1894: an illustration in a supplement to Harper's Young People (signed Walter H. Cady). Harrison was 18 when his father was killed in Boston. He moved to New York City and within a year found work as an illustrator with the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper. His salary of $10 a week made it possible for him to support his mother; the two lived in a Greenwich Village cold-water flat. He stayed at the Brooklyn Eagle for four years, while also freelancing to other publications. Cady's first published comic strip was Jolly Jumpers, which ran from 1912 to 1914 via the Publishers Press syndicate.
His income increased considerably after Life editor John Ames Mitchell signed Cady as staff artist and cartoonist. This led to a long career as a newspaper and magazine illustrator, as well as numerous children's books, featuring both fantastic and realistic animal illustrations.
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