NY: Atheneum. 1975. Inscribed by Konigsburg to Frog and Toad author Arnold Lobel, "whose work I have long admired for its important wild element and whose person I came to admire in mid-March in Mississippi." Konigsburg was a two-time Newbery Medal winner, for From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler in 1967, and for The View from Saturday, 29 year later. Lobel, whose work includes numerous Newbery Honor books and a Caldecott Medal winner, was a speaker, along with Konigsburg, at the Children's Book Festival at the University of Southern Mississippi in March, 1976, the month of this inscription. The title of this book was later corrected to The Second Mrs. Gioconda, i.e., Mona Lisa. A wonderful association copy linking two writers in the pantheon of children's literature. Trace edge foxing; near fine in a very near fine dust jacket. Unless otherwise noted, our first editions are first printings. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. (Inventory #: 034450)
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