Story Favorites (1941)


First Edition of Florence Salter's Story Favorites

(Linenette Books). Salter, Florence, illustrator. Story Favorites. Chicago, Illinois: Merrill, 1941.

Octavo. Paper Wrappers, staple-bound. 1st Edition.

First edition of this linenette book of fairy tales, wonderfully illustrated by beloved Merrill artist Florence Salter. Known for her unmistakable mid-century aesthetic and her Gerber Baby-esque faces, illustrator Florence Salter was unquestionably one of the best house illustrators at children's publisher Merrill. In Story Favorites, Salter shows off her talent for drawing both engaging children and charming, personified animals. The fairy tales in this book include "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Cinderella," "Chicken Little," "This Is the House That Jack Built," "The Sleeping Beauty," "The Old Woman and Her Pig," and "The Frog Prince." Nearly fine condition.