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Cross Creek (SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR)
New York, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good. 368 pp. Decorations by Edward Shenton. Original green cloth covers with silver decorative image on front cover and spine are bright and unblemished. Minor bumping only to spine extremities. An occasional smudge.Signed by the author on the title page. Also signed by the illustrator Edward Shenton on the half title and at the bottom of the first page. Tanning to endpapers. Rubbing along edges of dust jacket spine, edgewear at spine extremities and corners, minor closed tear at bottom edge, Scratch to rear panel of dust jacket. In protective Brodart jacket. From the collection of Hollywood actor Jack Palance and with the bookplate from the 2006 sale of his personal property on the inside front cover. This copy has the Scribner's "A" to the copyright page and does not have the publisher's colophon. It is unknown whether the copies with only the "A" but not the colophon, or the copies with both the "A" and the colophon constitute the first issue of this book. A fine and unique signed copy of a beloved children's classic.
      [Bookseller: Come By Chance Books (IOBA)]
Last Found On: 2013-08-01           Check availability:      Biblio    

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