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Mr. Popper's Penguins
New York: Harper and Row, , 1979. New York: Harper and Row, , 1979. Octavo. Original tan cloth boards with lettering in blue to spine and front board, with the the dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by Robert Lawson. Light spotting to front board, light toning to spine, in dust jacket with toning to front panel and rear panel flap fold edge, spine darkened, light chipping to ends of spine and rear panel top edge, a very good copy. First edition, first printing. From the legendary editor, Margaret K. McElderry collection, with a pencil note on front flap in her hand "M. K. McE. for his Majesty H. L. R." McElderry was known as the "grande dame of children's publishing." She became the first publisher to have titles win the Caldecott and Newbery Awards in the same year. Mr. Popper's Penguins is a Newbery Honour title. Basis for the film starring Jim Carrey.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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