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Pelle's New Suit, written by Ella Beskow and illustrated by Eulalie (aka Eulalie Banks,) is a story about a young boy who wants a new suit. In addition to the contribution of the sheep, he puts his grandma and mother to work, and he pitches in to do this share to compensate for the work that is being done on his behalf. So in additon to the message of the story -- that things like new suits just don't magically happen -- there are the charming illustrations of Eulalie to enjoy.

This Platt and Munk publication is a 1930 first American edition in beautiful conditon. (The book was originally published in 1912 in Norway with a different artist doing the illustrations.) There are a number of both color and black-and-while illustrations. The cover illustration is repeated on the endpapers, and the sheep seems to be saying "Dude, I hope you like that new suit, because I'm feeling a draft right now..."

A scarce little book, in great shape!


This 7.75 x 9. 75 inch book is in excellent to near fine condition. The only condition issues of note are a small pencil mark in the white space on the cover illustration and some rubbing around the edge of the cover pastedown illustration and around the edges of the hard cover. The interior is exceptionally clean, tight and unmarked.

Pelle's New Suit - 1930 first edition - Illustrations by Eulalie

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  • Vintage item from the 1930s
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