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Bear Called Paddington - BOND Michael - 1958. [1275500]
1958 - BOND, Michael. A Bear Called Paddington. London: Collins, 1958. Octavo, original rose cloth, original dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $8200.Scarce first edition of readers' introduction to "a very rare sort of bear" from the heart of darkest Peru, inscribed by the author on title page, "To David, with all good wishes, Michael Bond, 7th December 2010.""Ideal fare for young children" (Eyre, 70). "Paddington's appeal came not only from the hilarious situations and mishaps in which he found himself". but also from Peggy Fortnum's pen-and-ink sketches, which capture Paddington's bewitching charm and combination 'little boy/small bear' character". Bond's books recognize the everyday worries of small, accident-prone children and treat their fears with compassion, wit and laughter" (Silvey, 70-71). Connolly, 60. Light foxing to first and final few leaves. Bright dust jacket with light rubbing to spine ends, a few short closed tears. A near-fine copy of a charming and scarce modern children's classic, desirable inscribed by Bond. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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