WHEN BIRDS COULD TALK & BATS COULD SING, THE ADVENTURES OF BRUH SPARROW, SIS WREN, AND THEIR FRIENDS
signed first edition Hardcover in dust jacket
1996 · New York, NY.
by Hamilton, Virginia; (Moser, Barry, Illus.)
New York, NY.: The Blue Sky Press, an Imprint of Scholastic. Very Good. 1996. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover in dust jacket. This book is hard-bound in red paper covered boards, with a green cloth spine, with gilt stamping to the upper cover and spine, in a dust jacket with light soiling and light edge-wear. The covers show some light edge-wear. The binding is solid. The contents are bright and generally clean with very nice bright, color illustrations, but also with a bit of faint foxing to a few of the page edges. This book is signed/inscribed by the illustrator Barry Moser on the 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 #: 76515)