A Trip to New York with Bobby and Betty

By: Thomas, Lowell

Price: $25.00

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Book Condition: Fair-Good


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 is ex-library, minimally marked/stamped but with considerable wear, showing "Discarded" in crayon on rear pastedown and remnants of circulation pocket, several stamps inked out on front pastedown and one on the lower portion of the first of the double-page main title, otherwise unmarked interior, firm binding, contents a bit toned by age. Minor chipping/loss at head of spine panel, approx. 2.5" area of loss to lower spine panel. Both covers sunned/tanned somewhat unevenly, with 3/4" ink spot on upper front cover, moderate binding lean, minor indentation along front cover fore-edge. No longer the most attractive copy, but essentially intact and exceptionally scarce, highly recommended for all NYC collections.

Title: A Trip to New York with Bobby and Betty

Author Name: Thomas, Lowell

Categories: New York City, Children's,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Dodge Publishing Co.: 1936

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Fair-Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Ex-Library

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 029080