The Mouse And His Child
The Mouse And His Child

HOBAN, Russell (author). Lilian HOBAN (illustrator). The Mouse And His Child.

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SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR

HOBAN, Russell (author). Lilian HOBAN (illustrator). The Mouse And His Child. New York; Harper & Row Publishers. 1967.

Tall 8vo. Original pictorial boards, in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [x] + 181 + [i]; illustrated throughout in line; a very clean and bright copy with light shelf rubbing to lower outer corners; internally fine; the price-clipped dustwrapper showing a trace of faint dusting and slight rubbing to corners and edges, but unusually clean and crisp; very scarce double-signed.
First edition, as issued in the United States; inscribed in ink by Russell Hoban to the front free endpaper, "To Chip and Sally - All good wishes from Russell Hoban, 11/21/67" with the illustrator's (his wife's) signature in ink below A well-loved modern classic in the genre of children's literature, included in the BBC's list of the 100 greatest children's books of all time (May 2023), which was assembled by 177 books experts from 50 countries.

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