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Title of Autographed, Illustrated Fantasy Genre Book: The Book of Dragons - A Collection of Short Stories Selected & Illustrated by Michael Hague
This spectacular out-of-print book, in addition to being signed by Michael Hague, also contains an original hand-drawn pen & ink illustration of a dragon’s head on the half title page, specially done by him in black ink pen.
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Author(s): Michael Hague has selected & artistically illustrated the works of these authors & storytellers:
*The Brothers Grimm
*William H. G. Kingston
*C. S. Lewis
*Ruth Bryan Owen
*J. R. R. Tolkien
*W. Heath Robinson
Illustrated/Illustrations: YES! Book contains twenty (20) full-color and sixteen (16) black-and-white stunningly beautiful illustrations.
Illustrator: Michael Hague
Library of Congress Subject(s)/Category(ies)/Genre(s):
*Dragons - Juvenile Fiction
*Dragons - Fiction
*Artwork consisting of an original pen & ink “dragon’s head” drawing by Michael Hague on half title page
*Autographed/signed/inscribed by Michael Hague underneath drawing of dragon’s head on half title page
*Gorgeously decorated color pictorial front and back endpages
*Beautifully illustrated color pictorial dust jacket
*1st edition/1st impression (reinforced trade edition)
Autograph/Signature/Inscription Details: Original autograph, handsigned in black ink pen: “Michael Hague.”
This copy, in addition to being signed by Michael Hague, also contains an original hand-sketched drawing specially done by him of a dragon’s head on the half title page in black ink pen.
Format(s)/Binding(s): Hardcover with original illustrated pictorial glossy dust jacket, as issued.
*More specifically: Glossy pages & wrapper; bound navy quarter-cloth stamped in gold; blind stamped decorated pictorial red cloth-backed boards; color pictorial endpapers; color pictorial title page.
*Includes BONUS hand-drawn illustration of a dragon’s head, sketched and signed by Michael Hague!
Dust Jacket(s): YES! Unclipped pictorial dust jacket as issued.
Year/Date of Publication: 1995 (1990s)
Copyright Date/Holder: Stated 1995 - Michael Hague
Publisher/Printer & Location Published: William Morrow and Company - New York
Edition(s): 1st (First) Edition (as identified with "1" in the complete/full number line)
*Reinforced Trade Edition
Printing/Impression: 1st (First) Printing (as identified with "1" in the complete/full number line)
Number Line (Numberline): Complete/full number line reads: “1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10"
ISBN #: 0-688–10879-2 (0688108792)
Page Count/Total Numbered Pages: 146
Ex-Library/Ex-Remainder Volume(s): NO!
Size/Measurements: 10 1/4"H x 8 1/4"W
Quantity: One (1)
Condition Summary (kindly also refer to “Grading Scale” below as well as any/all photos): Book is in very good+ (bordering near fine) condition, with a near fine dust jacket. A lovely crisp copy!
Condition Details/Specifics: All pages are present and intact (there are none missing, torn or loose), and they are crisp, sharp-cornered, bright and clean, exhibiting no: corner folds or creases; previous owner’s marks; bookplates; writing; notes; marginalia; highlighting; age toning/coloration; foxing; markings; water damage; staining; or odors of any kind. The beautifully illustrated and brilliantly colored dust jacket as well as the bright red & black cover boards and spine retain vibrant “as new” coloration, with the dust jacking having well and fully-protected the book all these years. The book exhibits no shelf edge wear, nor does the unclipped dust jacket. The binding remains tight. This book has been very well-cared for and only very gently handled, making this is a nice copy of a very sought-after, desirable book!
Noted minor defects are as follows (kindly also refer to photos): There is an approximately 1/4"-sized ding/dent/indentation in the outer fore-edge area of the front cover portion of the dust jacket that is also apparent on the book beneath it, approximately 4" down from the top edge of the book. The hinge areas inside both the front and back covers are borderline “starting” in that bits of white are becoming visible in between the pastedown endpapers and the free endpapers (more so on the front cover’s hinge, less so on the back cover’s hinge).
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Categories: Autographed, Signed, Inscribed,
lbs: 2.00 1 lbs
Seller ID: Book of Dragons SIGNED