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Lear, Edward; Maddison, Kevin W., illustrator

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ISBN 10: 0670561681 / ISBN 13: 9780670561681
Published by New York:, The Viking Press, 1978
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition thus. Fine in a fine, color illustrated dust jacket. "Lear's LAUGHABLE LYRICS, a collection of delectable whimsy, was first published in 1877, and included a typically bizarre poem, 'The Pobble who has no toes.' It tells of the marine adventures of an imaginary creature, the Pobble, who takes every precaution against danger but nonetheless emerges toeless from the sea. Despite this misfortune, the tale has a cheerful ending for 'Pobbles are happier without their toes.'"--publisher's blurb. A charming picture book of nonsense verse blended with an exciting array of images colorful created by Kevin W. Maddison. Bookseller Inventory # 679000607

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Publisher: New York:, The Viking Press

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Reveals how the Pobble came to lose his toes and what happened afterwards.

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