Item #PLT003 Mary Poppins in the Park. P. L. Travers, Pamela Lyndon.

Mary Poppins in the Park

Shepard, Mary. Hard Cover. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1952. 1st Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.

Illustrated by Mary Shepard. First American edition, first printing. Inscribed by Travers on series title page verso: "Judith Roy / With greetings from / P. L. Travers / October 1962." Publisher's light blue cloth, lettered and illustrated in dark blue, with red and black pictorial map endpapers; in its original red dust jacket, with wraparound park scene illustration, lettered in black. Near fine book, with light fading to spine (titles unfaded), light rubbing to spine ends, mild toning to top edges of boards and spine ends, and Judith Roy ownership signature to series title page verso; near fine unclipped dust jacket, with light toning to spine, mild chipping to spine ends, small mark to front flap fold, and 1' split to bottom of rear flap fold. Overall, a beautiful copy, very scarce with Travers signature. This fourth entry in the Mary Poppins series relates six adventures set in the park by the Banks' Cherry Tree Lane address. In these stories, Mary and the Banks children see shadows come alive on Halloween, meet Goose-girl and the Swineherd, and are transported to a star inhabited by talking cats. The events in this book take place chronologically during the second and third entries in the series - Mary Poppins Comes Back (1935) and Mary Poppins Opens the Door (1943). As Travers explains in a note at the beginning of the book, "This is a word of warning for anybody who may be expecting they are in for a fourth visit. [Mary Poppins] cannot forever arrive and depart."

Item #PLT003

Price: $1,250.00