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The golden touch / by Nathaniel Hawthorne ; decorated & illuminated by Valenti Angelo for the Peter Pauper Press.

Author/Creator:
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864 author.
Publication:
[Mount Vernon, N.Y.] : Peter Pauper Press, [1939]
Manufacture:
Mount Vernon, N.Y. : Walpole Printing Office
Format/Description:
Book
39 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Subjects:
Midas (Legendary character) -- Juvenile literature.
Midas (Legendary character)
Childrens subjects:
Midas (Legendary character)
Mythology, Greek.
Form/Genre:
Juvenile works.
Private press books (Printing)
Typefaces (Type evidence) -- Lutetia.
Canson and Montgolfier (Paper)
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) Mount Vernon (Westchester County)
Summary:
A retelling of the story of King Midas, whose love of gold lead to the curse of being granted his wish, that all he touched would turn into gold.
Notes:
From the "Wonder book for boys and girls."
"Three hundred eighty-five copies of this book have been set by hand in Lutetia type, and printed on mould-made Canson and Montgolfier paper at the Walpole Printing Office, Mount Vernon, New York."--Colophon.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Vilain-Wieck Collection of Private Presses copy purchased by the Penn Libraries in 2013.
Penn Provenance:
Vilain, Jean-François, 1942- (donor) (Vilain-Wieck Collection copy)
Wieck, Roger S. (donor) (Vilain-Wieck Collection copy)
Willoughby, Mary Alice (autograph, April 12 1940) (Vilain-Wieck Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1939
Cited in:
Donnelly & Dobkin, 197 (page 54)
Contributor:
Angelo, Valenti, 1897-1982, illustrator.
Peter Pauper Press, publisher.
Walpole Printing Office, printer.
Jean-François Vilain and Roger S. Wieck Collection of Private Presses, Ephemera, & Related References (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
4281982
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