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New York: Viking Press, 1945. seventh printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. 9 x 12 in. Tan paper boards with a green duckling on the front. Seventh printing, 1945. Signed by McCloskey with an inscription to his friends William and Mary Howland: "For Howling William and the Mimi the screamy," decorated with musical notations, "and in harmony yet!, Bob McCloskey 1969." Bill and Mary Howland were longtime friends of McCloskey's, who summered on Deer Isle, Maine. The Howlands were also close friends of Margaret Mitchell, who he knew from their reporting days on the Atlanta Journal, before she became famous. Condition of the BOOK is VERY GOOD+ ; corners and spine ends bumped with light wear, covers very clean. Binding tight and text bright and unmarked. Endpapers very mildly foxed. DJ is VERY GOOD ; not price-clipped ($2.00) clean but toned a bit at edges and spine, edges worn with some loss to corners and spine ends, a few faint stains to rear, Newberry award sticker partially peeled. In a new Mylar wrapper. Children's RGR.
      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
Last Found On: 2018-01-10           Check availability:      Biblio    


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