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The Polar Express by  Chris Van Allsburg - Signed First Edition - 1985 - from Bookbid Rare Books (SKU: 2007018)

The Polar Express

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The Polar Express

by Van Allsburg, Chris

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  • fine
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
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Boston: Houghton Miffling, 1985. First. hardcover. Fine/Fine. A fine first edition in a fine dust jacket, with the complete row of numbers to 1 on the copyright page and the original prices still on the front flap of the dust jacket. With the publisher's promotional bookplate of the Polar Express, signed by Van Allsburg, laid in. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Also laid in the publisher's promotional bookmark for this book.

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
Bookbid Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
2007018
Title
The Polar Express
Author
Van Allsburg, Chris
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Publisher
Houghton Miffling
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1985

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About Bookbid Rare Books

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]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [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]
bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former... [more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [more]

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