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Harold and the Purple Crayon. by  Crockett JOHNSON - First Edition - 1955 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 98938)

Harold and the Purple Crayon.

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Harold and the Purple Crayon.

by JOHNSON, Crockett

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955. First edition, first printing, of the first book in the series. A very attractive copy of this charming story of what imagination and one crayon can bring. Small square quarto. Original black cloth-backed printed pictorial boards, spine lettered in white. With the pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with purple detailing on each page by the author. Corners and lower end of spine with mild wear, in the dust jacket with lower flap corner clipped but the $1.50 price remains, moderate wear to extremities, chip to lower end of spine, light abrasion to rear panel. A very good copy.


Harold and the Purple Crayon is a 1955 children's book by Crockett Johnson. Johnson's most popular book, it led to a series of books, and inspired many adaptations.


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Peter Harrington GB (GB)
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Harold and the Purple Crayon.
JOHNSON, Crockett
Book condition
second hand
New York: Harper & Brothers,
Date Published

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Peter Harrington

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About Peter Harrington

Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.


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First Edition
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