N.p. Harlan Quist, Incorporated, 1974. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's burnt ochre cloth, spine stamped in black, upper board blindstamped, turquoise endpapers, original illustrated dust jacket.
"The wind moaned, springs creaked, and the ghosts of cars coughed in their motors and sighed in their horns. And they were afraid; but the Kerosene Lamp's light held, and they went on." First edition children's book from editor and writer Kaye Saari (née John C. Goldthwaite) and French illustrator Henri Galeron. Embodying kindness, friendship, and forgiveness, this lyrical and whimsically illustrated volume follows the tale of a Lawn Mower, Coffee Pot and pair of Old Shoes that live happily together "in a forgotten corner" of the dump until the Coffee Pot is kidnapped. A New York Times "notable" children's book for 1975. Publisher Harlin Quist (established by Harlin Bloomquist) was known as a publisher of innovative, edgy children's books, who helped to establish the careers of many young artists and illustrators. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket. Item #2491