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Light green cloth, lettered in ivory. 92 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs. An early (apparently the first) entry in the "Seeing America with Bobby and Betty Series," which eventually included the San Francisco Exposition, Washington D.C., and two entries for the New York World's Fair. Thus not to be confused with the later "A Trip to the New York World's Fair with Bobby and Betty" (1938), by Grover Whalen as told to Elsie-Jean, revised and re-issued in 1940 as "Fun at The Fair: A Trip to the New York World's Fair of 1940 with Bobby and Betty." The present volume, issued in 1936, is among Thomas's scarcer publications, most notable now less as a children' introduction to the city than for its many photographs, from Underwood & Underwood and other sources, difficult to locate otherwise, straying considerably beyond the touristy meccas such as the Statue of Liberty to include wonderful images of Chinatown and a pushcart market on Orchard Street. This copy shows unevenly sunned/faded cloth on both covers, mostly tanned along edges and spine panel, mildly rubbed at spine extremities with mild exposure to corners. Text block a bit toned, typical of issue, but otherwise intact, with short gift inscription on front blank, otherwise unmarked, with firm binding. Exceptionally scarce, highly recommended for all NYC collections.