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SOLD - Vintage book Alaskan tale Sitka The Snow Baby by Allen Chaffee, 1934 gorgeous Peter Da Ru cover & art, first of Great Outdoor Series

SOLD - Vintage book Alaskan tale Sitka The Snow Baby by Allen Chaffee, 1934 gorgeous Peter Da Ru cover & art, first of Great Outdoor Series

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  • Vintage item from the 1930s
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NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

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There is no other book like this one.

Sitka the Snow Baby! I was so excited to find this one, especially not a later print but the edition with the enchanting Peter Da Ru cover art on the rare dust jacket completely preserved after so long! Anything that still has its original dust jacket is worth more than without, but this is a truly special one, so you should be just as excited to own it yourself. It's like owning a piece of art along with a piece of literature, and both are equal to one another, giving one another even more value.

The story is wonderful, perhaps even better than adventure/animal tales like Lassie or Free Whilly! Sitka just has something about him and his birth and life in the wild is engaging for its scenery and the depiction of life in Alaska in all its beauty and hardship.

This book is especially important to read now, whether by yourself or to your children, given the incredible danger polar bears face today with global warming causing devastation to their natural habitat and leaving them to suffer and die out.

This story will not make you feel depressed as I just did -- it will lift you up and you will want to own a little polar bear cub yourself (if you don't already) by the end of it, and yet it will still inspire you to help in whatever way you can in the cause of protecting the environment for the polar bears like Sitka.

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full title: Sitka the Snow Baby (Sitka the Alaskan Polar Bear Cub, as it is known in the Great Outdoor Series)
-Author: Allen Chaffee
-Illustrator: Peter Da Ru
-Format: Hardcover, First Edition, part of Great Outdoor Series, cover art by famous Peter Da Ru as well as black and white illustrations throughout, preserved dust jacket in full color
-Condition: Near mint! A rip at the top of the dust jacket as you can see, that's it!
-Publisher: McLoughlin Brothers, Inc. Springfield Massachusetts, "By Special Arrangement with Milton Bradley Co."
-Copyright: 1934 McLoughlin Brothers, Inc.
-Date published: 1934
-Provenance: I wish I could remember :(
-Pricing: I priced this in between the few other copies I could find, as they differed slightly and I'd like to believe this one is in better shape than the others that had few pictures and no descriptions to outline what you're really getting. Most I came across had no dust jacket, so that upped the worth of course!
NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

---

There is no other book like this one.

Sitka the Snow Baby! I was so excited to find this one, especially not a later print but the edition with the enchanting Peter Da Ru cover art on the rare dust jacket completely preserved after so long! Anything that still has its original dust jacket is worth more than without, but this is a truly special one, so you should be just as excited to own it yourself. It's like owning a piece of art along with a piece of literature, and both are equal to one another, giving one another even more value.

The story is wonderful, perhaps even better than adventure/animal tales like Lassie or Free Whilly! Sitka just has something about him and his birth and life in the wild is engaging for its scenery and the depiction of life in Alaska in all its beauty and hardship.

This book is especially important to read now, whether by yourself or to your children, given the incredible danger polar bears face today with global warming causing devastation to their natural habitat and leaving them to suffer and die out.

This story will not make you feel depressed as I just did -- it will lift you up and you will want to own a little polar bear cub yourself (if you don't already) by the end of it, and yet it will still inspire you to help in whatever way you can in the cause of protecting the environment for the polar bears like Sitka.

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full title: Sitka the Snow Baby (Sitka the Alaskan Polar Bear Cub, as it is known in the Great Outdoor Series)
-Author: Allen Chaffee
-Illustrator: Peter Da Ru
-Format: Hardcover, First Edition, part of Great Outdoor Series, cover art by famous Peter Da Ru as well as black and white illustrations throughout, preserved dust jacket in full color
-Condition: Near mint! A rip at the top of the dust jacket as you can see, that's it!
-Publisher: McLoughlin Brothers, Inc. Springfield Massachusetts, "By Special Arrangement with Milton Bradley Co."
-Copyright: 1934 McLoughlin Brothers, Inc.
-Date published: 1934
-Provenance: I wish I could remember :(
-Pricing: I priced this in between the few other copies I could find, as they differed slightly and I'd like to believe this one is in better shape than the others that had few pictures and no descriptions to outline what you're really getting. Most I came across had no dust jacket, so that upped the worth of course!

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Absolutely! I'm willing to do anything to get this book to you, but I will not write on it. If it is not in the condition you want, I know preservation techniques and will certainly oblige as best I can. You just need to let me know.
I will wrap the book any way you want. It is special and so are you, you deserve it! I will also write cards, include photographs, anything you'd like that would make this transaction more, well, you.
I won't tell you how to care for your book, but as to how they are cared for now, they are housed in two places -- some are wrapped in plastic in my main room in the part of the house that used to be a quaint B&B, lined on lovely old wooden bookshelves; others are stacked in piles or leaning on cool, creative and different bookends all round the room, and all are given care, attention, and kept away from my dog :)

Others sit in my library, in built-in authentic 1800s wooden and glass-door library shelves that line the walls in a secluded room in a historic home on the shore. With vintage, warm lamplights over the tiny marble fireplace, the library's windows catch plenty of sunlight--the books are in good homes and will arrive undamaged.
If the book comes later than expected this does not mean it was sent late. Every book is sent within 1-3 business days, unless one of the days is a Sunday, then it could be an extra day. This applies to International orders as well, but they might take longer to get to you than in-country orders. If there is a problem, please bring it up with UPS or see Etsy's policies.
I am more than willing to hunt down a specific book for you. This can take time, however, and would be a matter of personal back-and-forth on the site so you would have to keep in contact. There is no guarantee. I'm good at finding things however, and if I cannot find it to sell to you myself I will direct you to where I can find it online, if I can.

Important to note, however, that I may have it in my holdings already so it ALWAYS helps to check in with me. Listings come up continually, and it may just be waiting here to get processed and put up.
Contact me directly via the site and I will do my absolute best to help correct it. There should be no problems.
Always willing to make new friends and take on new jobs or opportunities -- this business does not stop me from working a full or part time job, and I am currently looking, so please contact me! Dempseylynch@gmail.com. I am definitely interested in talking with you and love meeting new people (especially book lovers of course).
Sure! Although the books are priced the way they are and are worth that amount based on a lot of factors (condition compared to others available online, if there are any available online or if it is the only one, age and whether it is signed or special in some way, etc.) I am always willing to hear you out as to why you think the books price is off, and work with you as best I can. I cannot guarantee the price will change, that is bad for my business, but I will listen to you. Don't be afraid to reach out. The worst that can happen is I will say no.

I put the reasons behind my pricing method for each item at the end of the listing so check that out if you're curious too :)

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