The Book of Dragons Michael Hague Autographed/Signed/Inscribed Book + BONUS Artwork Original Dragon’s Head Drawing 1st Edition Dust Jacket ***USPS PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING INCLUDED – DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY!***

By: The Book of Dragons by Michael Hague

Price: $258.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


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.

***You may view additional &/or enlarged photos of this item in our Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageTreasuresAZ?ref=shop_sugg

Author(s): Michael Hague has selected & artistically illustrated the works of these authors & storytellers:

*Anonymous

*Italo Calvino

*Elizabeth Coatsworth

*Padraic Colum

*Kenneth Grahame

*The Brothers Grimm

*William H. G. Kingston

*Andrew Lang

*C. S. Lewis

*E. Nesbit

*Ruth Bryan Owen

*Kan Pao

*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

*Children’s Stories

*Dragons - Fiction

*Fantasy

*Short Stories

Special Attributes:

*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).

***CONDITION GRADING SCALE:

AS NEW; FINE; MINT: Without faults or defects.

NEAR FINE: A book approaching FINE (or AS NEW or MINT) but with a couple of very minor defects or faults, which must be noted.

[NOTE: From here on, there may be "+ (Plus)" or "- (Minus)" in a grade, which will mean that it is above the grade noted but not quite to the next higher grade for "+", and that it is below the grade noted but not quite to the next lower grade for "-", i.e., Very Good + (or Plus)/Very Good - (or Minus). Which means the book is better than Very Good and the dust jacket grade is less than Very Good.]

VERY GOOD: A book showing some signs of wear. Any defects or faults must be noted.

GOOD: The average used book that is totally complete (as issued) and intact. Any defects must be noted.

FAIR: A worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title page, etc. Any defects or faults must be noted.

POOR or READING COPY: A book that is sufficiently worn that its only merit is the complete text, which must be legible. Any missing maps or plates must be noted. May be soiled, scuffed, stained, or spotted, and may have loose joints, hinges, pages, etc.

EX-LIBRARY: Must always be designated as such no matter what the condition of the book.

BOOK CLUB: Must always be noted as such no matter what the condition of the book.

BINDING COPY: A book in which the text block, including illustrations, is complete but the binding is lacking, or in such poor condition it is beyond realistic restoration efforts.

REMAINDER MARKS, BOOKPLATES, PREVIOUS OWNER’S NAME: These are faults and must always be noted, if they apply.

***TABLE OF CONTENTS:

*The Dragon and the Enchanted Filly

*The Adventures of Eustace

*Perseus and Andromeda

*The Reluctant Dragon

*The Flower Queen’s Daughter

*Li Chi Slays the Serpent

*Bilbo Baggins and Smaug

*Uncle Lubin and the Dragon

*The Deliverers of Their Country

*The Devil and His Grandmother

*Sigurd and Fafnir

*The Story of Wang Li

*St. George and the Dragon

*Stan Bolovan

*The Good Sword

*The Dragon of Wantley

*The Dragon Tamers

***BOOK JACKET EXCERPT: “For thousands of years, the legendary dragon has inspired awe and wonder in cultures the world over. Fearsome in strength, ferocious in appetite, yet majestic in bearing, this fabulous beast has long been a favorite subject of artists and storytellers.

Now Michael Hague, one of America’s most beloved painters of fantasy, boldly captures seventeen classic dragon tales, armed only with the magic of his paintbrush. Here beside the heroics of Perseus, St. George, and Sigurd are the adventures of the girl who slew a dragon and became queen of China, as well as the dazzling comic twists of Kenneth Grahame’s ‘The Reluctant Dragon’ and E. Nesbit’s ‘The Dragon Tamers.’ Here too are such magical authors as J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Italo Calvino.

The mythical dragon will be very real indeed for all who read these enchanting tales and pore over the twenty full-color and sixteen black-and-white illustrations. Michael Hague’s art has never breathed more fire.”

***COMBINED SHIPPING is always available for multiple purchases when the stated “Shipping Included” method is the same for each item purchased AND each item can be safely packaged together. Otherwise, multiple purchases without the same shipping method listed AND which require separate packaging & shipping will be shipped separately at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE TO YOU (to ensure the greatest possible degree of protection for each item during transit).

Additionally, because the shipping methods that are included within each listing do vary from item to item, it is important to be aware that delivery transit times will likewise vary per item (kindly refer to “Store Policies” for detailed information regarding all shipping methods & delivery transit times applicable to each respective method).

Thus, should you desire a more expedient shipping method than that which is already included for any particular item, upon checkout simply select the expedited shipping option that best suits your needs (Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, Federal Express)!

Title: The Book of Dragons Michael Hague Autographed/Signed/Inscribed Book + BONUS Artwork Original Dragon’s Head Drawing 1st Edition Dust Jacket ***USPS PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING INCLUDED – DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY!***

Author Name: The Book of Dragons by Michael Hague

Categories: Autographed, Signed, Inscribed,

Edition/Printing: First Edition

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company : 1995

ISBN Number/#: 0-688–10879-2

Binding/Type: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Dust Jacket Type/Condition: Very good, Unclipped

Special Attributes: Pictorial

Size: 10 1/4" H x 8 1/4" W

lbs: 2.00 1 lbs

Seller ID: Book of Dragons SIGNED

Keywords: 1st Editions; 1st Impressions; 1st Printings; 1995; 1990s; Acts of Heroism; Andrew Lang; Art Books; Artists; Artwork; As Issued; Authors; Author’s Name; Autographed; Autographed Books; Autographed Copies; Autographed Copy; Autographs; Best-sellers; Best-selling; Bilbo Baggins and Smaug; Bindings; Blindstamped; Boards; Book Collecting; Book Collectors; Book Covers; Book Jackets; Books; Book Wrappers; Brothers Grimm; Characters; Children; Children’s Books; Childrens’ Books; Children’s Classics; Children’s Classics; Childrens’ Classics; Children’s Stories; Childrens’ Stories; Children’s Story; Childrens’ Story; Coffee Table Books; Collectables; Collectibility; Collectible Books; Collectibles; Collecting; Collections; Collector Books; Collectors; Complete Number Line; Contents; Copies; Copy; Copyright Date; Covers; C. S. Lewis; Date of Publication; Decorated Endpages; Decorated Endpapers; DJs; Dragon Art; Dragon Books; Dragon Drawings; Dragons; Dragons Art; Dragons Books; Dragons Drawings; Dragon’s Head; Dragon Stories; Dragon Story; Dragon Tales; Drawings; Dust Covers; Dust Jackets; Dust Wrappers; DWs; Editions; Elizabeth Coatsworth; E. Nesbit; Fairy Tales; Fantasies; Fantasy Books; Fantasy Genre; Fictional; Fiction Books; Fire-breathing Dragons; First Editions; First Impressions; First Printings; Folklore; Folk Stories; Folk Story; Folk Tales; Formats; Genres; Half Title Page; Hand-drawn; Hand-signed; Handsigned; Hard Cover Books; Hardcover Books; Hard Covers; Hardcovers; Heroes; Heroic; Heroism; Illustrated Books; Illustrated Dust Jackets; Illustrations; Illustrators; Images; Impressions; Ink & Pen Drawings; Ink Drawings; Inscribed Books; Inscribed Copies; Inscribed Copy; Inscriptions; ISBN; Italo Calvino; Jackets; J. R. R. Tolkien; Juvenile Fiction; Kan Pao; Kenneth Grahame; Legends; Library of Congress; Li Chi Slays the Serpent; Line Drawings; Michael Hague Art; Michael Hague Books; Michael Hague Dragons; Michael Hague Drawings; Mythical; Mythology; Myths; Number Lines; Numberlines; Original Art; Original Drawings; Originals; Out of Print Books; Oversized Books; Padraic Colum; Pen & Ink Drawings; Perseus and Andromeda; Printings; Publications; Publication Date; Published; Publishers; Quarter Cloth; Rare Books; Rare Copies; Rare Copy; Reinforced Trade Edition; Ruth Bryan Owen; Selections; Short Stories; Short Story; Sigurd and Fafnir; Signed Books; Signed Copies; Signed Copy; Sketches; Slick Pages; Special Attributes; Stamped; Stan Bolovan; St. George and the Dragon; Stories; Story; Storybooks; Storytellers; Storytelling; Table of Contents; Tales; Texts; The Book of Dragons; The Deliverers of Their Country; The Devil and His Grandmother; The Dragon and the Enchanted Filly; The Dragon of Wantley; The Dragon Tamers; The Flower Queen’s Daughter; The Good Sword; The Reluctant Dragon; The Story of Wang Li; Title Pages; Titles; Tomes; Uncle Lubin and the Dragon; Unclipped Dust Jacket; Unique Copy of a Rare Book; Vintage Art Books; Vintage Books; Vingtage Children’s Books; Vintage Childrens’ Books; Vintage Treasures AZ; VintageTreasuresAZ; Volumes; W. Heath Robinson; William H. G. Kingston; William Morrow and Company; Wrappers; Wraps Anniversaries; Anniversary Gifts; Apology Gifts; Appreciation Gifts; Back to School; Bar Mitzvah Gifts; Bar Mitzvahs; Bat Mitzvah Gifts; Bat Mitzvahs; Birthday Gifts; Birthdays; Bosses Day Gifts; Celebrations; Christmas Gifts; Communion Gifts; Communions; Confirmation Gifts; Confirmations; Congratulations Gifts; Congratulatory Gifts; Father’s Day Gifts; Friendship Gifts; Get Well Gifts; Gift Ideas; Gifts; Gifts for Dad; Gifts for Her; Gifts for Him; Gifts for Mom; Goodbye Gifts; Graduation Gifts; Graduations; Hanukah Gifts; Holiday Gifts; Holidays; Holy Communions; Just Because Gifts; Mother’s Day Gifts; Promotion Gifts; Promotions; Quincinera Gifts; Quincineras; Retirement Gifts; Retirements; Romantic Gifts; Special Occasions; Sweet Sixteen Gifts; Sweet Sixteens; Teacher Appreciation Gifts; Thank You Gifts; Thinking of You Gifts; Valentine Gifts; Valentines; Valentine’s Day Gifts; Welcome Home Gifts ,