1984 · New York
by Provensen, Alice; Provensen, Martin
New York: Crown Publishers, 1984. First American edition of Alice and Martin Provensen's colorful account of the rhythms of life in the city and the country: "Even if your room is on the top floor of a big apartment house, long after you are fast asleep the lights of the city will be shining on your ceiling." The Provensens collaborated on more than fifty books for children, providing illustrations for a number of Golden Books (most notably Margaret Wise Brown's The Color Kittens) and for Nancy Willard's A Visit to William Blake's Inn, which won the Newbery Award in 1982. They also wrote and illustrated their own books, including the 1984 Caldecott winner The Glorious Flight. A near-fine copy of a beautiful book, inscribed by the Provensens. Single volume, measuring 12 x 9 inches: . Original glossy color pictorial boards, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Color illustrations throughout text. Inscribed by the Provensens with a sketch on half-title. Small bookseller ticket (Adventures for Kids, Ventura, CA) to front jacket flap, corners lightly bumped.
(Inventory #: 1002678)