New York; (1943): Reynal & Hitchcock. First Edition. Octavo. Item #028362
206 pages. Illustrated by Mary Shephard. "The first Mary Poppins stories were written when [Travers] was recovering from an illness, and her story was told to two children of her acquaintance. Mary Poppins appeared in 1934 and was an immediate success". The Walt Disney Version in 1964 starred Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke and received thirteen nominations with Julie Andrews winning as Best Actress and the Best Original Song "Chim Chim Cher-ee" written by the Sherman's Brothers based what they saw in the images of the chimney sweep. Bound in a blue pictorial cloth lettered and decorated in dark blue spine lettering dark blue, in clipped pictorial dust jacket with old tape mends to underside, with a few nicks to edges, closed tear to front panel and chipping to spine ends and corners. A near fine copy. Seldom have copies survived with the original dust jacket. (Carpenter & Prichard, 540).