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Black And White  - 1st Edition/1st Printing by  David Macaulay - Signed First Edition - 1990 - from Books Tell You Why, Inc. and

Black And White - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Macaulay, David

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1990. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. 1/4 Cloth. 0395521513 . An attractive first printing of the first edition in just about Fine condition in alike, pictorial dust-jacket. Gray boards with blind tooled illustration of a cow on front cover, black cloth spine with white lettering, red endpapers. Signed and dated June 29, 1991 by David Macaulay directly on the front end paper. Macaulay added a charming drawing with an added "crime pays" commentary; The winner the 1991 Caldecott medal, contains a puzzle, a game, and four seemingly unfolding stories with each double-page spread: Seeing Things, Problem Parents, A Waiting Game, and Udder Chaos. "Nothing can be intelligently or intelligibly recorded on a piece of paper unless true seeing occurs: first on the part of the person making the picture, and then on the part of the person reading it. " -David Macaulay; Color Illustrations .

Four stories are told simultaneously, with each double-page spread divided into quadrants. The stories do not necessarily take place at the same moment in time, but are they really one story?


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