Anderson, Helen Foster THE COUSINS or Astrid's Happy Summer
Rock Island, Illinois: Augustana Book Concern, (1946). First edition. Dated and SIGNED by the author to the half-title page. Hardcover. Small area of mild dampstain to upper rear cover, a hint of soiling, else about near fine, in illustrated cloth covers, color doublespread illustrated endsheets; in an age-darkened, nicked and worn illustrated dust jacket with scarred patch to rear panel.
Children's chapter-book tale of Astrid, a young Swedish girl who receives a visit from Birget, her lame cousin from Norway; illustrated with color frontispiece, spectacular color endsheets, and 4 black-and-white full-page drawings by Laura Bannon.