Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year! Little Golden Book - Alice nel Paese delle Meraviglie Trova il Giardino del Fiori Parlanti - Italy

What better way to start off the New Year than with something altogether new?  You could have knocked me over with a feather when I found this, an unknown foreign Little Golden Book.  This is from Italy, and is of course the Garden of Live Flowers.  This has a 1951 copyright, and is #13 in the series Piccole Avventure, or Small Adventures.   There are no other Alice titles in the series , at least through #18.
This particular copy bears the embossed stamp of the S.I.A.E. - Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori, which translates to the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers.  It must have been some sort of file copy or registration copy at one point, although there is a handwritten child's name in the 'belongs to' box on the inside front cover.


Major Pepperidge said...

Very neat! Are the illustrations unique to this edition?

Matt said...

@major - sadly no, standard art as in all other editions.

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