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A Bear Called Paddington - Inscribed by the Author

A Bear Called Paddington - Inscribed by the Author

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A Bear Called Paddington - Inscribed by the Author

by Bond, Michael

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
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About This Item

First edition, first impression (Collins Clear-Type Press: London and Glasgow, 1958). Signed and inscribed by the author to the front endpaper: "To Nina, with best wishes, Michael Bond". The dedicatee is Nina Froud who was a personal friend of the author and worked at his literary agency.

The first book in the Paddington series where one of the most iconic and beloved British fictional characters first appeared, later going on to form the basis of several ongoing TV and successful film adaptations.

Publisher's original red cloth with silver lettering to spine containing illustrations by Peggy Fortnum. A beautiful, fine and pristine book throughout, save for a touch of off-setting to endpapers. Appears unread.

The original complete dust jacket is not price-clipped and is in unusually superior condition with a chip to spine head - not affecting any lettering - and a closed tear to top of upper panel fore-edge with a couple of tiny and inconspicuous nicks to the top edge of lower panel.

A very rare inscribed presentation copy of a quality and with an association that are very seldom encountered.

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Bookseller
Fine Book Cellar Ltd. GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
1476183139248
Title
A Bear Called Paddington - Inscribed by the Author
Author
Bond, Michael
Illustrator
Peggy Fortnum
Book Condition
Used
Jacket Condition
Very Good+
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Collins Clear-Type Press: London and Glasgow
Date Published
1958
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
A Bear Called Paddington, Bond, First, Signed
Bookseller catalogs
Modern First Editions; Signed First Editions; Books to Film; Children's Literature; Michael Bond;

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About Fine Book Cellar Ltd.

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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
Fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
Inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been...
Jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....

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