Mary Poppins, Opens the Door, 1961. (1953 copyright, [11.28.61] below copyright)
Mary Poppins, in the Park, 1958. with original Dust Jacket, (1952 copyright, [F.12.58] below copyright)
Written by P.L Travers, Illustrated by Mary Shepard
Both are early printings of First Editions. Both are in very nice clean condition. All pages are tight and secure to binding. Clean unmarked pages.
The beloved Walt Disney film, “Mary Poppins” was based on the famous character of these books!
Mary Poppins is a series of eight children’s books written by P. L. Travers and published over the period 1934 to 1988. Mary Shepard was the illustrator throughout the series.
The books center on the magical English nanny Mary Poppins, who is blown by the East wind to Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, London, and into the Banks’ household to care for their children. Encounters with pavement-painters and shopkeepers and various adventures ensue, until Mary Poppins abruptly leaves—i.e., “pops-out”. Only the first three of the eight books feature Mary Poppins arriving and leaving. The later five books recount previously unrecorded adventures from her original three visits. As P. L. Travers explains in her introduction to Mary Poppins in the Park, “She cannot forever arrive and depart”.
Selling both together for $115
Here is a link to another seller’s, Mary Poppins First American Edition. (1934).