First edition in English of the singular children's fantasy classic.
Very good plus in like jacket.
"'I wonder,' he said to himself, 'what's in a book when it's closed.'"
A passionate and deeply serious argument for the psychological uses of fantasy, Ende's best-loved novel has been for many readers their first point of entry into a world of revelatory narrative complexity. Though not bound in shimmering copper-colored silk, this first English translation faithfully follows Ende's description of the real Neverending Story: "Leafing through the pages, he saw the book was bound in two colors. There seemed to be no pictures, but there were large, beautiful capital letters at the beginning of the chapters."
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1983. 8.5'' x 6'' Translated from the German by Ralph Mannheim. Original red cloth, front board blind-stamped with a ouroboros encircling the title, gilt-lettered spine. Original price-clipped dust jacket with art by Richard Mantel. Marbled endpapers. Text printed in alternating green and red. Full-page color chapter capitals illustrated like illuminations. , 396 pages. Jacket edges rubbed, with slight chipping to corners, spine sunned. Boards lightly bumped at spine ends; top edge faintly toned.
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