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A Bear Called Paddington Hardcover - 1960

by Michael Bond; Peggy Fortnum (Illustrator)

About this book

A lonely toy bear on an otherwise empty shop shelf on Christmas Eve in 1956 first captured the attention of Michael Bond. Enamored, the BBC employee brought the stuffed bear home to his wife. They named the bear Paddington after the station near their home in London, and thus inspired, Bond began to write a few cute stories about the bear's adventures starting with A Bear Called Paddington in October 1958. The friendly bear with his old hat, battered suitcase, duffel coat and love of marmalade—has become a classic character from British children's literature and has become popular with American audiences as well. Learn more in our book collecting guide article, "Michael Bond - The Man Behind Paddington Bear."

First Edition Identification

A Bear Called Paddington was first published in London by Collins in 1958 with a blue and white dust jacket. The first US edition was printed by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, in 1960, with a bright yellow dustwrapper with the title in various colors.  

Details

  • Title A Bear Called Paddington
  • Author Michael Bond; Peggy Fortnum (Illustrator)
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition Later Printing
  • Pages 128
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Houghton Mifflin, Boston
  • Date 1960
  • ISBN 9780395066362 / 0395066360
  • Weight 0.67 lbs (0.30 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.23 x 5.46 x 0.62 in (20.90 x 13.87 x 1.57 cm)
  • Ages 08 to 12 years
  • Grade levels 3 - 7
  • Reading level 750
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 60009096
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC

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A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

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  • Hardcover
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Hardcover
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9780395066362 / 0395066360
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1960. Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:Former library book; Readable copy. Pages may have considerable notes/highlighting. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

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Used - Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket
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First Edition; Seventeenth Printing
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Hardcover
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1958. First Edition; Seventeenth Printing. Hardcover. 0395066360 . The book with a light lean, light rubbing and toning overall, and brief bumps to the spine ends and corners. Jacket with rubbing, toning, wear to the edges, a few small stains, tears and chips, and is price clipped. Interior pages clean and unmarked. Binding tight. Photos upon request. International shipping billed at cost.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages .
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A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON

by Bond, Michael

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Hardcover
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
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Houghton MIfflin Company (HMCo), 1960. Yellow hardcover cloth binding with red and dark blue title and dark blue outline of Paddington on front cover, Red title on spine. Interior clean, bright and tight with no writing, tears or marks. Binding clean, square and tight. 128 pages. Copyright page states First Published in the United States 1960 with a number line starting with 14. It does have a 10-digit ISBN: 0-395-06636-0, so this edition was published after 1970. This is the first in the series originally published in the UK in 1958. Through 2017, there were 15 books in this beloved series, although none are listed on the jacket or in the book. An earnest, gentle and well-meaning bear, Paddington has an talent for getting into trouble. Through 2017, there were 15 books in this beloved series, although none are listed on the jacket or in the book. Overall a nice clean copy.. Illus. by Fortnum, Peggy. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.
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A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

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hardcover. Good. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items. May be an ex-library book.
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A Bear Called Paddington

by Bond, Michael

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Houghton Mifflin, 1958. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Fortnum, Peggy. Stated "Tenth Printing C" of the original US edition, so probably circa 1962. A tight, lovely copy with no markings, illustrated throughout with Fortnum's line drawings. Bright yellow jacket is price-clipped and has a few bumps and one closed tear but is in displayable condition. A really nice copy.
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A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON  (DJ Protected by a Brand New, Clear, Acid-Free  Mylar Cover)
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A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON (DJ Protected by a Brand New, Clear, Acid-Free Mylar Cover)

by Bond, Michael

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Eighth Printing
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Hardcover
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9780395066362 / 0395066360
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Houghton Mifflin. Very Good- in Good dust jacket. c. 1961. Eighth Printing. Hardcover. 0395066360 . We consider each and every book we sell to be a treasure. That's why we provide accurate individualized condition descriptions; ship in sturdy protective packaging; and offer excellent customer service.; Early book club edition and stated eighth printing. Yellow cloth cover has wear to corners and spine caps and light soiling but bright and in very good- condition. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Former owner's name in pencil on front end sheet. Erasure of small scribble on front end sheet and verso half title page. Pages are clean and very good. Dust jacket is tattered and chipped at extremities with light soiling but bright. DJ protected by a brand new, clear, acid-free mylar cover. We add mylar covers to all books with DJs to preserve the DJs and add luster to magnify their beauty. (If pictured, shown without the mylar cover for an accurate representation of dust… Read More
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A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON

by Bond, Michael

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  • Hardcover
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Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10 / ISBN 13
9780395066362 / 0395066360
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Houghton MIfflin Company (HMCo), 1960. Yellow hardcover cloth binding with red and dark blue title and dark blue outline of Paddington on front cover, Red title on spine. Interior clean, bright and tight with no writing, tears or marks. Binding clean, square and tight. 128 pages. Dustjacket has slit along spine, a bit of paper rubbed on the title on the spine. Minor shelfwear. Not price-clipped. $6.95 on front flap. Back flap has a few paragraphs of the story with a sketch of Paddington at the bottom. Protected from further damage in clean Brodart jacket and displays nicely. Copyright page states First Published in the United States 1960 with a number line starting with 14. It does have a 10-digit ISBN: 0-395-06636-0, so this edition was published after 1970. This is the first in the series originally published in the UK in 1958. Through 2017, there were 15 books in this beloved series, although none are listed on the jacket or in the book. An earnest, gentle and well-meaning bear, Paddington has an… Read More
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$185.00
$4.75 shipping to USA