First printing. SIGNED by the illustrator Van Allsburg under the small drawing of a swan on the first page. The beautiful full page paintings by Van Allsburg complement the text by Mark Helprin in this beautiful new edition of a classic story, the first of several collaborations between Helprin and Van Allsburg. This book was hailed as a "remarkably enchanting production" and as an "elegant and beautiful"" book. Bound in deep navy blue cloth with silver lettering and a full color illustration pasted on the front cover. While a first printing, this has the dustjacket which was added later, at the request of bookstores. 80 pp. Near fine in a very near fine dustjacket (erasure on first page, otherwise fine.) .ISBN # 0-395-498589
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