signed first edition Hardcover in dust jacket
1984 · Natick, MA.
by Hoffman, E. T. A.; Bell, Anthea, (Zwerger, Lisbeth, Illus.)
Natick, MA.: Picture Studio Book USA. Very Good. 1984. First US Edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. This book is hard-bound in color, pictorially printed paper covered boards, in a very nice dust jacket. The covers show some light bumping to the corners and spine-ends. The binding is solid. The contents are bright and clean, with nice color illustrations. This book is signed by Lisbeth Zwerger at the top of the title-page. There is a "sticky note" at the front, which is written by Zwerger to the collector. 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 #: 76417)