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The Polar Express by  Chris Van Allsburg - Signed First Edition - 1985 - from Bookbid Rare Books (SKU: 1712018)

The Polar Express

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The Polar Express

by Van Allsburg, Chris

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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Houghton Mifflin, 1985. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed first edition. Number line from 10-1 on copyright page. Signed by the author on a laid-in book plate. Book and dust jacket in fine condition. Dust jacket is price-clipped.


This supplement to the world of Harry Potter was written by J. K. Rowling for Britain's Comic Relief charity. This 56 page book provides a detailed overview of Quidditch, from the formations, team history, famous players, and a list of fouls. Intended to be an "exact replica" of a textbook used by the students at Hogwarts, Quidditch Through the Ages features a foreword by Albus Dumbledore, a library card showing checkout by Harry, Hermione, and Ron, as well as a jinx from the librarian: A warning: If you rip, tear, shred, bend, fold, deface, disfigure, smear, smudge, throw, drop, or in any other manner damage, mistreat, or show lack of respect towards this book, the consequences will be as awful as it is within my power to make them. ~ Irma Pince, Hogwarts Librarian


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The Polar Express
Van Allsburg, Chris
Book condition
second hand - Fine
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1st Edition
Houghton Mifflin
Date Published

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Bookbid Rare Books is a rare book dealer located in Beverly Hills, California. The family run company has sold modern literary first editions and children's books for over 20 years. Member of ABAA, ILAB.


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Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of... [more]
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,... [more]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]
"Laid In" indicates that there is something which is included with, but not attached to the book, such as a sheet of paper. The... [more]
number line
A series of numbers appearing on the copyright page of a book, where the lowest number generally indicates the printing of that... [more]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [more]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]

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