First printing. Excerpts from the log of the 'Rita Anne', Randall Ethan Hope, Captain. Another totally original, imaginative and beautiful book by Van Allsburg, illustrated with double page full-color paintings. A very special copy: this has a gift inscription dated Christmas 1991 from a little girl to her teacher 'the world's best teacher' and Van Allsburg also inscribed this to the teacher with the comment 'a wonderful teacher.' Van Allsburg's illustrations touch both children and adults - as this pair of inscriptions so vividly illustrate. INSCRIBED and dated in the year of publication on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped, inscription.) .ISBN # 0-395-53307-4
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