Join us June 2–June 4, 2022 for our second virtual antiquarian book fair!
Preregister now for Biblio.live and get $10 to use at the fair.
Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

A Wrinkle in Time. by  Madeleine L'ENGLE - First Edition - 1963 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 135806)

A Wrinkle in Time.

Click for full-size.

A Wrinkle in Time.

by L'ENGLE, Madeleine

  • Used
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
See description
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
London, United Kingdom
Item Price:
£2,000.00
Or just £1,975.00 with a
Bibliophiles club membership
£12.00 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 7 to 14 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

London: Constable Young Books Ltd, 1963. A very good copy First UK edition, first impression, of the first instalment in the Time Quintet. A Wrinkle in Time is an important and classic children's fantasy novel. It won numerous awards, including the 1963 Newbery Medal, the Sequoyah Book Award, and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, as well as being a runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Having sold more than ten million copies worldwide, L'Engle's novel has also seen several adaptations, including a film, a play, an opera, and a graphic novel. A Wrinkle in Time is particularly notable as a sci-fi novel with a female author and a female protagonist, and although originally marketed at young female readers it has proven to have a much broader crossover appeal. Octavo. Original red and black patterned boards, spine lettered in gilt. With pictorial dust jacket. Dust jacket design by Antony Maitland. Bookseller's ticket of Hall's Book Store in Melbourne and Prahran on front pastedown; neat ownership inscription of R. J. Lane on front free endpaper, dated 1964. Spine ends gently bumped, some abrasion and glue residue to pastedowns, faint partial toning to free endpapers. A very good copy indeed, in near-fine dust jacket, price-clipped, a trifle creased at extremities, minor soiling.

Synopsis

A Wrinkle in Time is a science fantasy novel by Madeleine L'Engle, first published in 1962. The book won a Newbery Medal, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. It is the first in L'Engle's series of books about the Murry and O'Keefe families.

Reviews

On Dec 6 2010, Ashehan said:
Great read for a kid, adult, or anyone who hasn't lost their sense of mystery and adventure. What if? What if time travel were as easy as L'Engle proposes? I still look for Mrs. Whatsit to point me in the right direction.
On May 27 2007, Ronrhoades55 said:
This book got me hooked on reading as a child. What bettter praise can you give a book?

Review this book and you’ll be entered for a chance to win !

(Log In or create an account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

book dealer
Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
135806
Title
A Wrinkle in Time.
Author
L'ENGLE, Madeleine
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
London: Constable Young Books Ltd,
Date Published
1963

Terms of Sale

Peter Harrington

All major credit cards are accepted. Both UK pounds and US dollars (exchange rate to be agreed) accepted. Books may be returned within 14 days of receipt for any reason, please notify first of returned goods.

About the Seller

Peter Harrington

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.co.uk member since 2006
London
Ask Seller a Question

About Peter Harrington

Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [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]

Frequently Asked Questions

This Book’s Categories

tracking-