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The Phantom Tollbooth. by  Norton; Illustrated by Jules Feiffer Juster - Signed First Edition - 1962 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 125178)

The Phantom Tollbooth.

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The Phantom Tollbooth.

by Juster, Norton; Illustrated by Jules Feiffer

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London: Collins, 1962. First British edition of this modern classic. Octavo, original half cloth, cartographic endpapers, illustrated by Jules Feiffer. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Uncommon in this condition. "This book has been described by Naomi Lewis as 'the best original modern book in the Carroll line'" (Carpenter & Prichard, 409). Anyone with an appreciation for the language and irony of Alice in Wonderland will consider this witty adventure a classic. The novel begins with a miserably bored lad who exclaims that "there is nothing for me to do, nowhere I'd care to go, and hardly anything worth seeing." Suddenly a tollbooth appears in his room, and, having no other interests, the lad Milo drives through it and sets off in his toy car for a mythic journey.

Synopsis

The Phantom Tollbooth is a children's adventure novel and a modern fairy tale published in 1961, written by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Feiffer. It tells the story of a bored young boy named Milo who unexpectedly receives a magic tollbooth one afternoon and, having nothing better to do, drives through. He finds himself in the Kingdom of Wisdom. There he accepts a quest to rescue the princesses of the kingdom, acquires two faithful companions, and has many adventures.

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On Apr 2 2013, fireflower537 said:
This is one of my favorite books. It is a VERY funny and clever story about a journey through strange lands. The book is full of puns, wordplay and weirdness.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
125178
Title
The Phantom Tollbooth.
Author
Juster, Norton; Illustrated by Jules Feiffer
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Collins
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1962
Keywords
Phantom Tollbooth First Edition
Bookseller catalogs
Children's Books;

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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fine
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octavo
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