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ARTHUR'S NEW POWER - Scarce Fine Copy of The First American Edition/First Printing

Hoban, Russell (Author) & Barton, Byron (Artist)

Published by New York City, NY: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1978
ISBN 10: 0690013701 / ISBN 13: 9780690013702
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Title: ARTHUR'S NEW POWER - Scarce Fine Copy of The...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. 39 pages. Published in 1978. The author's children's book. Now regarded as a children's book classic. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Beautifully illustrated by Byron Barton. Presents Russell Hoban's "Arthur's New Power". A crocodile family tries to conserve energy at home with disarming results. Russell Hoban wrote several fine novels, but is just widely known and loved for his children's books. Unlike many writers who dabble in the genre to "broaden" their horizon, Hoban's innate child-like wonder at the phenomenon called our universe has made him a natural writer for equally intelligent and curious children. A lovely book. An absolute "must-have" title for Russell Hoban collectors. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. One of the finest British writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. ISBN 0690013701. Bookseller Inventory # 530

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