Friendship Valley.

Friendship Valley.
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New York: William Morrow & Company, 1946. Small 4to, [39] pp. 6 full-color illustrations with black and white illustrations throughout, black and white map endpapers. Full-color pictorial boards, edges lightly worn. Full-color pictorial dustjacket, clipped, with light edgewear. Signed and inscribed on verso of front free endpaper with a color drawing. Very good. First and only edition, the story of a group of forest animals who begin a new idyllic, communal life after their old homes are destroyed by fire. Wolo was born Wolf Erhardt Anton George Trutzschuler von Falkenstein in Germany in 1902 and emigrated to the U.S. in 1922 as an exchange student at the University of Wisconsin. As a self-taught artist he established a studio in Los Angeles in 1927 and later settled in San Francisco where he worked as a caricaturist for the San Francisco Chronicle, painted hospital and restaurant murals, and wrote and illustrated five children's books: "Sir Archibald", "Amanda", "The Secret Of The Ancient Oak", "Friendship Valley", and "Tweedles Be Brave." Not in Cotsen. (Item Id: 11057)

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