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The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton - Signed First Edition - 1968 - from Books of Wonder (SKU: 1049284)

The House of Dies Drear

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The House of Dies Drear

by Virginia Hamilton

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HAMILTON, Virginia. The House of Dies Drear. Illustrations by Eros Keith. NY: Macmillan [1968]. 8vo, [vi] 247pp. Dark purple cloth stamped in gold. 5 one-page and one two-page b&w illustrations. Spine ends and corners slightly rubbed, else a clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (some chips and tears, but printed matter mostly unaffected). Signed by the author, Newbery Medalist Virginia Hamilton.

First edition. The Edgar Award-winning novel is the first in the two book Dies Drear Chronicles. Thomas knew the house held secrets even before he first saw it looming gray and massive on its ledge of rock. It had a century-old legend – two fugitive slaves had been killed by bounty hunters after leaving its passageways, and Dies Drear himself, the abolitionist who had made the house into a station on the Underground Railroad, had been murdered there. The ghosts of the three were said to walk its rooms. Thomas sensed there was danger, but could he discover the truth?

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Bookseller
Books of Wonder US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1049284
Title
The House of Dies Drear
Author
Virginia Hamilton
Illustrator
Eros Keith
Format/binding
Dark purple cloth stamped in gold
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Macmillan
Place of Publication
NY
Date published
1968
Keywords
Edgar Award
Size
8vo

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Books of Wonder is NYC's oldest and largest independent children's bookstore, specializing in both new and old books. Established in 1980, Books of Wonder has two stores in Manhattan, one in the Flatiron/Chelsea area and the other on the Upper West Side. Our Upper West Side store is located at 217 W 84th Street in Manhattan, just east of Broadway.

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