signed first edition Hardcover in dust jacket
2005 · New York, NY.
by Spirin, Gennady
New York, NY.: Philomel Books. Very Good. 2005. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover in dust jacket. This book is hard-bound in color, pictorial printed, paper covered boards, in a very nice dust jacket. The binding is solid. The contents are bright and clean, with nice color illustrations. This book is signed by Gennady Spirin on the half title-page in gold ink. From the collection of Cuthbert Christian Thambimuttu (1945-2019) of Columbus, Ohio - known to many of his bookseller, author, and illustrator friends as "Tubby." He was persistent in the pursuit of autographed books by the writers and artists he admired, including Gorey, Sendak, Heaney, Byatt, Morrison, Updike and many more. Joseph Heller once wrote to Tubby in response to one more "please sign and return" request: "This is turning out to be a hell of a lot of work!" All signed books unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic. Many of the books are inscribed to both Cuthbert and his great friend of more than two decades Antonia Gale Moss. . (Inventory #: 76263)