Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates, A Story of Life in Holland, by Mary Mopes Dodge, Illustrated Junior Library, 1945


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Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates, A Story of Life in Holland, by Mary Mopes Dodge, Illustrated Junior Library, 1945, vintage children book
Illustrated by Cyrus Leory Baldridge, Grosset and Dunlap

No dust jacket. Blue and beige cloth cover with full color illustration of a boy skating on front cover. Signs of age and usage on cloth cover. Inside full color endpages, Owner's signature. No other writing. Clean and bright. Tight binding. See pictures for more evidence of condition.

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