Joe Buys Nails by Kurt Wiese, 1931

Joe Buys Nails by Kurt Wiese, 1931


For the serious collector of children's books! Famous German born illustrator who wrote and illustrate 20 childrens books and illustrated another 300 for other authors, Twice won Caldecott Book Award and twice Newberry Award. Began illustrating in Brazil in 1927 & moved to USA. His 1st critical success Bambi in 1929. In 1930 , married, moved to New Jersey and began writing and illustrating his own books including in 1931 Joe Buys Nails. Very scarce and only one I could find with dust jacket.

Published by Doubleday, Doran & Co., New York, 1931, FIRST EDITION with unclipped DJ ) see photo.

Used green cloth hardbound 5"x7", with pictorial boards and map on inside front & back covers( photo). 

Condition: fine with slight bumping of edges and good dust jacket with small tears top and bottom of dj.