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A RUN OF FIRST EDITIONS AND UNCORRECTED PROOFS OF THE AUTHOR'S CHILDREN'S BOOKS

by VAN ALLSBURG, CHRIS

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Various., 1979. First edition. Fifteen books of which thirteen were written and illustrated by the author, and two were written by Mark Helprin and illustrated by Van Allsburg. Since the publication of his first book for children, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, in 1979, for which he received a Caldecott Honor, to his best-known book, The Polar Express, a Christmas classic and a Caldecott Medal Book, he has contributed in an unprecedented manner to the advancement of children's literature. To date he has been recognized with two Caldecott Medals and one Caldecott Honor, as well as numerous other awards. Each book in this offering is detailed as follows. 1)The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, [1979]. First edition, first issue. Uncorrected proofs. One of ten copies. Text is tight with cover wrappers reinforced and moderate wear to the edges, else good copy of a very scarce item. 2)The Garden of Abdul Gaszai. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1979. First edition. Signed by the… Read More
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THE POLAR EXPRESS
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THE POLAR EXPRESS

by VAN ALLSBURG, CHRIS

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Used - FINE IN NEAR FINE DUST JACKET
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FIRST EDITION
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9780395389492
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0395389496
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BOSTON: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO. FINE IN NEAR FINE DUST JACKET. PUB 1985. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. SIGNED BY AUTHOR/ARTIST ON THE TITLE PAGE AND WINNER OF THE 1986 CALDECOTT AWARD . BURGANDY CLOTH COVERED BOARDS WITH SILVER SPINE TITLES AND SILVER SLEIGH BELL DESIGN ON THE FRONT COVER WITH FULL NUMBER LINE ON COPYRIGHT PAGE INCLUSIVE OF "1". BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. IS ABOUT FINE WITH A TRACE OF RUB/WEAR AT CORNERS AND SPINE-ENDS, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED (15.95) AND WITHOUT THE GOLD CIRCULAR CALDECOTT MEDAL INSIGNIA ON THE FRONT PANEL. A BEAUTIFUL CLEAN, BRIGHT, UNFADED COPY OF THIS REMARKABLE BOOK BOTH WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR. .
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THE GARDEN OF ABDUL GASAZI
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THE GARDEN OF ABDUL GASAZI

by VAN ALLSBURG, CHRIS

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FIRST EDITION
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9780395278048
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039527804X
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BOSTON, MA: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO. VERY GOOD+ IN A VERY GOOD+ D.J.. PUB 1979. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. SIGNED ON THE TITLE PAGE BY THE AUTHOR / AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK BOTH WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY HIM . BOOK HAS SOME MODERATE TONING TO THE TAN CLOTH BUT IS OTHERWISE FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. IS LIGHT RUB/WORN AT THE CORNERS AND SPINE-ENDS WITH A TINY BIT OF LOSS AT THE TOP SPINE FORE-EDGE CORNER, A FEW SHORT EDGE TEARS, MODEST TONING/SOILING TO THE LIGHT AREAS OF THE FRONT PANEL, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. AN EXCELLENT CLEAN COPY WITH NO REMAINDER MARK. .
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Jumanji

by Van Allsburg, Chris

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Used - Fine
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Garrison, New York, United States
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Houghton Mifflin. Inscribed on ffep warmly from the author and his friend, Matt Faulkner. . Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1981.
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THE GARDEN OF ABDUL GASAZI
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THE GARDEN OF ABDUL GASAZI

by Van Allsburg, Chris

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Used - Fine in about-fine jacket.
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First edition
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9780395278048
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039527804X
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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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Boston: Houghton Milfflin Company, 1979. First edition. Fine in about-fine jacket.. First printing of Van Allsburg's first book, a fine copy. A strange tale about a young boy named Alan who, while trying to find his dog Fritz, encounters Abdul the magician. Illustrated with fascinating and unusual full page illustrations. An amazing copy. 9.5'' x 11.5''. Original cream cloth, blind-stamped central vignette, gilt-lettered spine. In original unclipped ($8.95) color pictorial dust jacket. Navy endpapers. Illustrated by Van Allsburg with full-page black-and-white plates. [32] pages. Spine gently sunned, else clean and fresh.
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The Mother Goose Collection: Six Limited Edition Prints
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The Mother Goose Collection: Six Limited Edition Prints

by Guy Billout; Daniel Pelavin; Seymour Chwast; Chris Van Allsburg; Barry Moser; Maurice Sendak

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Used - Art prints and glassine folders are in Fine condition
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Limited Edition Signed and Numbered 70 out of 300
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SANDY, Oregon, United States
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NY: Serigrafia Limited, 1990. Limited Edition Signed and Numbered 70 out of 300. Loose portfolio. Art prints and glassine folders are in Fine condition/Slip case show some wear in a few areas. Prints are all in Fine condition and all the glassine folders are present. The glassine folders show some negligible wear, very minor and each displays a poem that accompanies the artist's artwork; quite lovely and clearly a labor of love for the publisher to include these. Slip case condition appears to be sturdy, with some tape at the corners and some scuffing on the back. Size: Double Elephant - over 25" - 50" tall. A striking portfolio of prints by 6 leading illustrators: Maurice Sendak, Chris Van Allsburg, Barry Moser, Seymour Chwast, Daniel Palavin and Guy Billout. Includes 6 serigraph prints, printed in up to 25 colors, each in the original glassine folder with printed label; single sheet of letterpress descriptive text. (Folio) 27x20¾, loose, as issued, in the original cloth backed box. Number 70… Read More
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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

by VAN ALLSBURG, Chris

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Used - Fine
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Hardcover
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Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1979. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Oblong quarto. A presentation slip affixed to the front fly from a government official, else fine in near fine dustwrapper with a small wrinkle and a little soiling. The author's scarce first book. The adventures of a young boy and a bad dog who stumble into the garden of a shadowy and sinister retired magician. A wonderful book.
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The Polar Express
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The Polar Express

by Van Allsburg, Chris

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first
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Houghton Mifflin, 1985. first. hardcover. fine/fine. SIGNED first edition, with number line from 10-1 on copyright page. Signed on a tipped-in page. Both book and dust jacket in fine condition. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.
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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (fine copy of Chris Van Allsburg's first book)
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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi (fine copy of Chris Van Allsburg's first book)

by Chris Van Allsburg

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First Edition, First Printing of Chris Van Allsburg's scarce first book. (Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1979). A Caldecott Honor book for 1980. Fine in a fine dust jacket, presents almost as new. Profusely illustrated throughout by Van Allsburg.

A wonderful story about a young boy named Alan who, while looking for his dog, Fritz, stumbles in the garden of Abdul, a somewhat sinister retired magician. And thus begins Alan's adventures! Illustrated with beautiful and captivating full page illustrations by Van Allsburg in black and white. Oblong Quarto. 9.5 x 11.5 inches. 32 pp. A lovely copy of the renowned Van Allsburg's first book.

Fine in a fine dust jacket. Fine in publisher's original light cream cloth, blind-stamped central vignette. Gilt lettering o the spine bright. In publisher's original pictorial dust jacket. Navy endpapers. No sunning or fading, jacket and internal content fine, clean and bright.
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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

by Van Allsburg, Chris

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Used - Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780395278048
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039527804X
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Beverly Hills, California, United States
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U.S.A.: HMH Books for Young Readers, 1979. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, signed and dated by Van Allsburg on the half-title page. Complete row of numbers to 1 on the copyright page. Housed in a slipcase.
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The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
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The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

by Van Allsburg, Chris

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Used - Near Fine
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780395353936
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0395353939
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Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1984. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. INSCRIBED with a drawing of a dog on the title page. First edition as indicated by the full number line on the copyright page 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Original price of $14.95 printed on the front flap. Negligible rubbing on the edges of the book; else fine. Dust jacket has slight chipping and creasing at the corners and spine ends; small closed tear at left front of dj. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

by Van Allsburg, Chris

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1st Edition
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Houghton Mifflin Company. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. First edition, 1979. Signed by Chris Van Allsburg. Book fine, except for slight discoloration on spien and joints. DJ near fine, except for some rubbing and chipping at spine ends and corners, small piece missing at tail of spine, small tear (3/4" long) near top of back. In specially made slipcase.
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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

by Van Allsburg, Chris

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Used - Near Fine
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780395278048
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039527804X
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Beverly Hills, California, United States
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U.S.A.: HMH Books for Young Readers, 1979. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, signed and dated by Van Allsburg on the half-title page. Complete row of numbers to 1 on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

by Van Allsburg, Chris

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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Houghton Mifflin Company. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. First edition, 1979. Signed by Chris Van Allsburg. Book fine, except for ex libris bookplate on front paste-down, slight discoloration near spine and joints and edges, slight edgewear. DJ near fine, except for some rubbing and chipping at spine ends and corners, some discoloration along top of back, small stain on front, sligth creasing on front.
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The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
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The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

by Van Allsburg, Chris

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Used - Fine
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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9780395353936
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0395353939
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Beverly Hills, California, United States
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Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1984. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Fine in a fine dust jacket. SIGNED with a drawing of a dog on the title page. First edition as indicated by the full number line on the copyright page 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Original price of $14.95 printed on the front flap. Negligible rubbing on the bottom corners; else fine. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

by Van Allsburg, Chris

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First
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. First. hardcover. Fine/Fine. A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, signed by Van Allsburg on the half title page.
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The Polar Express
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The Polar Express

by Chris Van Allsburg

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New
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First Edition
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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780395389492
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0395389496
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Wilmington, Vermont, United States
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Houghton Mifflin, October 1985. First Edition. Hardcover . New/As New. First edition, first printing, first state (no Caldecott medal) DJ. Book is square, tight and clean. DJ fore edges are just a little soft but it is otherwise as new.
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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi
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The Garden of Abdul Gasazi

by Van Allsburg, Chris

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Used - Fine
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Houghton Mifflin, 1979. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, signed by Van Allsburg on a bookplate of the Polar Express designed by Van Allsburg laid in but not attached. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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THE GARDEN OF ABDUL GASAZI

THE GARDEN OF ABDUL GASAZI

by Chris Van Allsburg

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Used
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First Edition; First Printing
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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780395278048
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039527804X
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Pomona, New York, United States
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1979. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 039527804X . Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Light foxing on front panel. Illustrations by Chris Van Allsburg. ; 11.9 X 9.7 X 0.3 inches; 33 pages .
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Jumanji
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Jumanji

by Chris Van Allsburg

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Used - Collectible; Fine
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1st
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Hardcover
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. SIGNED BY CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG on the half-title. A very sharp copy to boot of the 1981 1st edition of this beloved Caldecott winner. Tight and Near Fine in a bright, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket, with several very small closed tears along the panel edges. Oblong quarto, includes a laid-in original photo of Van Allsburg at a recent book signing.
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