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The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg - Signed First Edition - 1985 - from Postliterate (SKU: 000163)

The Polar Express

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The Polar Express

by Chris Van Allsburg

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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About This Item

First Edition, First Printing with 10-1 number line. In near fine condition, gift inscription on front end page, purple cloth boards without wear, in very good dust jacket, two closed tears on front panel, wear at spine ends, $15.95 publisher's price intact on flap. Signed by Chris Van Allsburg on title page.

Synopsis

The Polar Express is a 1985 children's book written and illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg, a former professor at the Rhode Island School of Design. It was adapted as a Oscar nominated live-action motion-capture film in 2004. The book is now widely considered to be a classic Christmas story for young children. It was praised for its detailed illustrations and calm, relaxing storyline. In 1986, it was awarded the Caldecott Medal for children's literature.

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Details

book dealer
Postliterate US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
000163
Title
The Polar Express
Author
Chris Van Allsburg
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1985
Bookseller catalogs
Modern First Editions;

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Art, photography and modern first editions.

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fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
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.... [more]
title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the... [more]
jacket
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number line
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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... [more]

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