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The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

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The Phantom Tollbooth

by Juster, Norton

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  • fair
  • Hardcover
  • first
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New York: Epstein & Carroll/Random House, 1962. First US Edition/Third Printing. Hardcover. Fair/Poor. Rebound and reinforced for the library market with pictorial cloth and spine. Corners of boards and text block rounded. Edgewear/rubbing with a few spots of rubbing through mostly to bottom corners and heel of spine. Some scuffing and tape shadows where jacket was formerly attached. Library pocket to ffep with stamps - one inked out - and one inked out to front pastedown as well. Stamps to title and dedication pages and sticker to former. Inked out stamp to rfep. Binding shaken. General soiling to endpapers, some pages and page ends. Jacket is unclipped($3.95) with chips to spine ends, corners and bottom of front panel. Tears to bottom of latter, top of rear flap and spine ends which have tape repairs. Some scuffing and marks to flap ends.

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
Lost Paddle Books, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
LPB007041NJ
Title
The Phantom Tollbooth
Author
Juster, Norton
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Fair
Jacket Condition
Poor
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First US Edition/Third Printing
Publisher
Epstein & Carroll/Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1962
Weight
0.00 lbs
Bookseller catalogs
Children's Books;

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Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

FFEP
A common abbreviation for Front Free End Paper. Generally, it is the first page of a book and is part of a single sheet that...
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
Rebound
A book in which the pages have been bound into a covering replacing the original covering issued by the publisher.
Heel
The lower most portion of the spine when the book is standing vertically.
Shaken
A hardcover in which the text block is loose, but still attached to the binding.
Jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...
RFEP
The portion of the endpaper which is left loose after binding. The first loose page upon opening a book from the rear. It may be...
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....
Rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
Text Block
Most simply the inside pages of a book. More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book....

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