Signed first printing of this story of supernatural kindness in the face of loss, with beautiful Art Nouveau-meets-medieval illustrations by award-winning illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon.
Fine in fine dust jacket.
THE GOBLIN AND THE EMPTY CHAIR
Leo and Diane Dillon were a pair of "the world's pre-eminent illustrators for young people, producing artwork [...] that was a seamless amalgam of both their hands" (NEW YORK TIMES). Their artistry twice earned them Caldecott Medals – Leo was the first Black US American to receive the award – and netted them numerous other honors through their long careers, including a Hugo Award and three Coretta Scott King Awards.
Read more: Margalit Fox, "Leo Dillon, Celebrated Illustrator of Children's Books, Is Dead at 79," New York Times 30 May 2012.
First edition. New York, London: Beach Lane Books, (2009). 12'' x 9''. Original color pictorial boards. Original unclipped ($21.99) color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in color. Signed by both Diane and Leo Dillon to the title page. Jacket with trace edgewear. Binding with a hint of bumping to spine ends. Sharp and bright overall.
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