WHO BLOWED UP THE CHURCH HOUSE? AND OTHER OZARK FOLK TALES
signed first edition Hardcover in dust jacket
1952 · New York, NY.
by Randolph, Vance; (Rounds, Glen., Illus.)
New York, NY.: Columbia University Press. Very Good. 1952. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover in dust jacket. This book is hard-bound in light brown cloth, with red and black stamping to the upper cover and spine, in a nice but price-clipped dust jacket with light foxing and light edge-wear. There is a previous owner name at the top of the upper DJ panel. The covers show light rubbing to the corners and spine-ends. The binding is solid. The contents are bright and generally clean, but with a bit of light toning and light foxing. This book is signed/inscribed by the illustrator Glen Rounds on the half title-page. 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. ; Signed by Illustrator . (Inventory #: 76386)