Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder • Garth Williams [SECOND HARDCOVER EDITION] 1953 • Harper & Bros. • Little House #2

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Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder & illustrated by Garth Williams [LITTLE HOUSE #2]


Rare 1953 Second Hardcover Edition.  First illustrated edition with pictures by Garth Williams which have since become the staple illustrations in most editions.

Antique hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.

Dust jacket shows wear and tear; discoloration and a few tape marks to underside. Sealed tears.  Original price in tact on front panel; other corner clipped. Now looks beautiful housed in a new HQ brodart jacket protector. 

Book itself is excellent.  Boards are gorgeous.  Inside, *name of prev. owner [presumably a child] written in corner on flylfeaf page.  *Spot of damage / red stain on page 314/315 [SEE LAST PHOTO].    Otherwise, reads as new.

While Laura Ingalls grows up in a little house on the western prairie, Almanzo Wilder is living on a big farm in New York State. Here Almanzo and his brother and sisters help with the summer planting and fall harvest. In winter there is wood to be chopped and great slabs of ice to be cut from the river and stored. Time for fun comes when the jolly tin peddler visits, or best of all, when the fair comes to town.

This is Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved story of how her husband Almanzo grew up as a farmer boy far from the little house where Laura lived.