Crockett Johnson

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Date: 1955

This an exceptional copy of this very scarce children's book. Almost as new clean, uninscribed condition. Hardly read evidently as the binding is still tight. No bumping or wear to the book or spine at all. First state dust jacket is in mainly beautifully well preserved condition although it has been price clipped on both corners of the front flap. (Presumably there was a price sticker on the other corner as well as the original price.) There is a very small amount of tearing (maybe a half centimetre or less) at the head of the spine of the jacket and very minor edge wear at the extremities. No significant loss at all really. The colouring is still rich on both book and jacket. A truly lovely book.

Came from the home of a former children's librarian and book collector who has obviously cared for her books.

Fine condition.



Offered by M Richardson Rare Books