First American Edition and the First English Printing of this classic work (the very first printing was in 1923 in Germany). Simon and Schuster, 1928. Near fine in original green cloth. Hinges tight with no cocking. Internally near fine, with only a bit of toning on some pages. In the very scarce original dust jacket in very good condition, with moderate circular rubbing in the upper left cover and small tears along the spine and ends. Foreword by John Galsworthy. Translated from the German by Whittaker Chambers. A very attractive example of this work. "Using the pseudonym Felix Salten, journalist Siegmund Salzmann wrote several anthropomorphic animal tales, including the novel Bambi This story of life in the forest is written with integrity, emotion and great skill Bambi remains [Salten s] best-known work, and it is a classic in the genre of animal stories." (Silvey, 571-72). Walt Disney famously adapted the book to the screen in his 1942 animated film. A wonderful copy, now rarely seen.