The Velveteen Rabbit, First Edition, 17th Printing

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A first Doubleday edition, early printing, of the beloved children’s classic The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, a story about a stuffed bunny who becomes a real rabbit through the love of a little boy. 

This book is full of love, friendship and valuable life lesson. A special gift, for a special person. And in lovely condition. See more details of condition below, 
The Velveteen Rabbit.
Written by Margery Williams.
Illustrated by William Nicholson.
Published by Doubleday & Company, New York.
First edition, 17th printing from 1950s
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Book itself is in excellent condition: clean, tight spine and no marks or writing. The dust jacket has some soilage and rub, but no tears and very little wear to paper, with showing the original unclipped price of $3.95
“What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nanna came to tidy the room. “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?”

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.”

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”

“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”