Children's book "I Know an Old Lady"  Illustrated by Abner Graboff vintage hardcover with jacket
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"I Know an Old Lady" by Rose Bonne, illustrated by Abner Graboff and published in 1969 by Rand McNally.Sixth printing, stated and dated 1969.Octavo in embellished grey cloth boards, cloth reinforced binding, heavy mat paper, sheet music in back, unpaginated.This is a "very good" or better vintage hardcover with a crisp, tight binding and board hinges. No loose, torn or folded pages, aside from an X-mas gift inscription dated 1970, no writing. The upper board corners are no bumped, crisp, the lower corners are bumped with just a hint of wear at the tips, not much. The spine head is ever so lightly bumped, bottom edge crisp. The grey cloth is uniform all around, no spotting, tanning or fading. The purple decorations on the front and the lettering on the spine is all crisp and complete, not rubbed.The original dust wrapper shows handling wear at the spine edge (see accompanying images). There 2.5" closed tear at the front bottom near the spine along with some smaller closed tears with creasing and some chipping along the bottom edge. Some tanning along the upper edge, more visible on the inside rather than on the outside. Front flap has been price clipped. Not a perfect jacket, but still pleasing enough and relatively nice considering it is a children's book of this vintage. Will arrive in a removable archival sleeve for proper presentation and protection.Overall, a really nice presentation of a classic children's rhyme/song. Rather scarce to find in hardcover, and especially with a jacket.Will ship promptly, carefully packaged, fully insured.