Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.
Burton, Virginia Lee.
"We've Dug So Fast And We've Dug So Well That We've Quite Forgotten To Leave A Way Out!": First Edition Of Mike Mulligan And His Steam Shovel In The Original Dust Jacket$5,000.00
Item Number: 2398
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1939.
First edition of this children’s classic with the date of 1939 on the title page. Oblong quarto, original tan cloth. A very good copy in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some light restoration to the spine extremities. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
Beloved by children upon publication, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel features Mike Mulligan, a steam shovel operator, and his steam shovel "Mary Anne" (whose name was based on Marion Steam Shovels).Ask a Question
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