B007ROFYZ8 Acceptable - Heavy wear - Former library copy (Library stamps and stickers throughout) - Bumping to corners - Cover shows heavy wear - Heavy wear on pages, heavy tanning to pages - Great reading copy! (shelf 118, row 5) T. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Late Spring.
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description Coward-McCann. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Dust jacket missing. First edition, first printing. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Yellow cloth boards with red lettering and decorations. Boards show a few small, light stains, but overall remain clean and present attractively. Previous owner name inked to front pastedown. Minor sticker removal scar also to front pastedown. Text block is unmarked. Firm binding. Remains a nice copy of this scarce title. Secure packaging for safe delivery. Seller Inventory # 519695700
Book Description Coward-McCann, 1957. Hard Cover. Condition: Good+. Blegvad, Erik (illustrator). First Edition. First Printing. Decorative yellow cloth with lightly rubbed points and tiny split at head of spine, else a Fresh, unmarked copy. Illustrated by Erik Blegvad. No jacket. Seller Inventory # 071201
Book Description Coward-McCann, 1957. Hardbound. First. very good with worn d.j. Seller Inventory # 12992
Book Description Coward-McCann, New York, 1957. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good Minus. Dust Jacket Condition: Good Minus. Erik Blegvad (illustrator). 1st Edition. First Edition (NAP). Wow!! I just looked up the author of this book. She was born in 1915. And she's still alive!! Her first book was published in 1954. The one here for sale may have been her third or fourth. It was published in 1957. In 1986 Jean Fritz won the prestigious Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal from the ALA, which recognizes a living author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made "a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children". At the time it was awarded every three years. That year she was also U.S. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition available to creators of children's books. As mentioned this book is a First Edition (Coward-McCann=NAP). It's quite rare, there are only two others for sale on the Internet. Mine is clearly the best option, if I may say so myself, as it is the only one with a dust jacket and it is NOT an ex-library. I'm keeping the price in check, as both the book and dust jacket have a few flaws. With regard to the book there is a small tear and loss on the rear side of the spine at the very top (I've provided a photograph). Positively, the yellow covers are very clean and there isn't much other wear: the spine is a little tilted forward and has a couple of tiny creases. The interior of the book is in very good condition. It has very clean red end papers. In fact I didn't see any soiling anywhere in the book. There aren't any dogeared corners. There aren't any significant creases. There aren't any markings or attachments. And no one has written their name or anything else anywhere in the book. As I said, the dust jacket has its flaws. However it's the only survivor out there so it deserves some credit. It is NOT price-clipped. The price is at the top of the front flap. Oddly, the bottom of the front flap is clipped. I'm guessing it was sticking out somewhere and they wanted to neaten it up. The rear flap has a very thin horizontal one inch tear that extends onto the rear cover another 2 inches. You can see the front cover in the first photograph. It's in pretty decent shape. There's a little darkening near the spine. You can see the three tears off the top edge. The spine has loss at both ends, although it doesn't reach the lettering. It also has two small tears in between the title and the publisher's name. The rear cover has the soiling spots that you can see under the tree mostly. It also has a tear off the bottom edge and top edge. After I scan the photographs I'll fit the jacket with a new protective cover. I've had one on it during the years I've owned the book but I think it's fairer to let you see it without the protective cover. The illustrations, on every other page, are really quite lovely. Here's a little bit about the illustrator who died in 2014 at the age of 91. 'Erik Blegvad was a Danish-born artist celebrated for his whimsical illustrations in more than 100 children's books. He worked as a commercial illustrator and developed a sophisticated pen-and-ink style that seemed perfectly suited for children's books. Among his best known works are the illustrations for Mary Norton's Bed-Knob and Broomstick, The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, and his own translations into English of stories by his countryman Hans Christian Andersen. The Washington Post in 1996 called him a "modern master" for his illustrations of Andersen's tales.' And a little more on the author: 'Jean Fritz's autobiography Homesick, My Own Story (1982) won a National Book Award for Young People's Literature in the Children's Fiction category and was a runner-up for the Newbery Medal. The latter American Library Association award recognizes the year's best American children's book but almost always goes to fiction. Later she won two annual Boston Globe Horn Book Awards for children's nonfiction.'. Seller Inventory # 001291