• Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.

"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

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.


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).

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