THE ADVENTURES OF MARIO. Waldemar. Chambers Bonsels, Whittaker, Kurt Weise, illustratoins.

THE ADVENTURES OF MARIO

NY: Junior Literary Guild, 1930. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Story of boy facing the harshness of nature and becoming a man, by German children's author (and noted pro-Nazi, ant-Semite) Waldemar. Translated for American publication by Whittaker Chambers who at the time, ironically was a Commie and Soviet spy before he spilled his guts years later in the Alger Hiss case. What a pair! To boot, the book is illustrated by German born Kurt Wiese, who had illustrated Felix Salten's Bambi (1923), which Chambers translated. Ah, what webs were woven in juvenile publishing pre-WWII!!! Who knew? Solid book, soiled edge. Dustjacket chipped mostly along top edge. Very Good + / Very Good. Item #012111

Price: $50.00