"And now, if you please, three round, smooth, stones": First edition of Stone Soup; Lengthily Inscribed by Marcia Brown with an original drawing
Item Number: 344
New York: Charles Scribner, 1947.
First edition [with the Scribner’s A] of the author’s classic work. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “To _____ _______ A handy recipe- May he never go hungry Bon Appetit! Best Wishes Marcia Brown.” Brown has also drawn an original drawing. Near fine in a good dust jacket with some wear and tear. Rare, even more so signed and with the original drawing.
First published in 1947, this picture book classic has remained one of Marcia Brown's most popular and enduring books. This story, about three hungry soldiers who outwit the greedy inhabitants of a village into providing them with a feast, is based on an old French tale.