A Baby Is Born: The Story of How Life Begins by Milton I Levine, M D, Jean H Seligmann - True First Edition, 1949 - Vintage Book

Sorry, this item has sold.

A true first edition of A Baby Is Born: The Story of How Life Begins by Milton I. Levine, M.D., and Jean H. Seligmann. Illustrated by Eloise Wilkin.

Written by Milton I. Levine, M.D., and Jean H. Seligmann. Illustrated by Eloise Wilkin. First edition, 1949. Simon and Schuster.

WHEN YOU WERE A BABY

"Have you ever seen pictures of yourself when you were just a tiny baby? You looked very different from the way you do now, didn't you? You probably had little or no hair on your head, no teeth in your mouth. You could not walk or talk when you were little, either. All you could when you wanted something was cry, and to get from one place to another you had to be carried. But gradually you grew up, you learned to walk and talk and sing, to run and jump and play. ..."

Dr. Milton Levine (1901 - 1903) was a well-known and respected pediatrician in New York City, and the first to advocate uniting mother and baby as soon after birth as possible rather than keeping them separated. Dr. Levine and his wife Jean Seligmann, a nurse who specialized in psychiatry, worked together and wrote about child birth and childhood development.

A Baby Is Born was written to explain to children six through ten how babies are born, and how children grow up into young adults, get married, and have babies of their own.

Etsy.com/shop/TheCharmedBookshop
Visit TheCharmedBookshop.com for more first edition children's books.

Condition*: Very Good/Good. A true first edition. Dust jacket (in mylar cover): Damp stain on front fore edge; chipping and edge wear; scuffing on the back; price of $1.50 on back flap. Top of the pages are lightly sunned. Previous owner's name is stamped on front and back flyleafs and back endpaper.

* Based on Guidelines of the Independent Online Booksellers' Association.

Shipping & Policies

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 7 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Privacy policy

"We respect your privacy..." What does it mean to you as a valued customer of The Charmed Bookshop?

* I will not share your personal information acquired in the process of communicating with you or fulfilling your order with third parties.
* I do not maintain a separate customer list outside of Etsy for marketing or other purposes.
* I will contact you only through Etsy and only to answer your questions or communicate information about your order unless you provide explicit permission to contact you via personal email or phone number.

EUROZONE CUSTOMERS AND GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR)*

Information I collect about you, what I do with it, and how long I keep it:

1. Etsy hosts our shop and an Etsy-powered Pattern Website - Thecharmedbookshop.com - and facilitates purchases, payments, and shipping. When you order an item from The Charmed Bookshop, Etsy collects your full name, physical/billing address, phone number/s, email address, and payment information. In turn, I acquire your full name, mailing address, and email address in order to fulfill your order. I print a hard copy of your order receipt and a mailing label but I do not use this information for any other purpose or share it with third parties.

2. Etsy retains your payment information, such as PayPal, credit card, or other payment method. I do not have access to this information nor will I ask for it.

3. Etsy collects visitor data which it shares with its sellers. I supplement this information with additional data collected by Google Analytics. This information helps me identify potential problems, manage backend processes, and develop content. However, the data that I view is anonymous and does not contain personal information.

Please review your browser's privacy settings for additional privacy support. Your browser is the program you use to surf the Web, e.g. Chrome, Safari, Edge/Internet Explorer, Firefox.

4. I will keep customer information as required by U.S. federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

SUBJECT ACCESS REQUESTS AND CORRECTIONS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Please contact Etsy to file a Subject Access Request (SAR) and receive a copy of your personal information or to correct information they may have about you.

To protect the privacy and identities of customers of The Charmed Bookshop, I will forward all Subject Access Requests that I receive to Etsy absent any ability to confirm the requester's identity or the legitimacy of the request.

*GDPR compliance is a courtesy to EU customers and should not be construed to supersede the laws of the government of the United States or local and state jurisdictions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

I wrap every book with care and ship it in a padded mailing envelope or USPS box. If you're purchasing a gift, please advise of this when ordering and include a gift message.

Care instructions

1. I lightly clean books, as needed, but I don't attempt repairs or restoration. If you'd like a book restored, you'll find trustworthy, qualified experts in your area through libraries or museums.

I also recommend the following care instructions.

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works -
https://goo.gl/6CZ9zA

2. Photos are cropped and resized to Etsy guidelines but are otherwise unedited. Please contact me if you'd like additional photos of book details.

3. Descriptions of condition are based on guidelines from the Independent Online Booksellers' Association.

Order processing time

I'll process and ship your purchase in 1 - 3 business days, and I'll ship anywhere in the world via any mail or delivery service that Etsy offers. (Please refer to the Shipping section for average shipping turn-around times by region.) If I encounter any delays in processing your order, I will advise you in advance.

Legal imprint