Signed first printing of this beautifully-illustrated retelling of the beloved fairytale, published before the Disney-fueled BEAUTY AND THE BEAST popularity wave.
Near fine in near fine dust jacket.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Michael Hague's detailed art is very much in the aesthetic tradition of Golden Age artists like Howard Pyle and Arthur Rackham. His illustrations for collections of classic stories make his art a touchstone of many childhoods.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1983). 10'' x 8''. Original red boards. Original unclipped ($12.95) color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in color. 64 pages. Signed by Hague to second title page, dated 1983. Jacket with a hint of edgewear. Binding with a touch of bumping to spine ends, small area of soil to front board. Spine cracked to one opening. Sharp.
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