Item #107015 Anno's Alphabet, An Adventure in Imagination. Mitsumasa Anno.

Anno's Alphabet, An Adventure in Imagination.

1975. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1975.

Slim 4to, [32]ff. Illustrated throughout entirely with color plates within b/w elaborate borders. Original quarter cloth and illustrated boards, dust-jacket, as new.

§ First American edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author in 1977 in Japanese and English. Commended runner-up for the Kate Greenaway Medal 1974. A fascinating alphabet book in which each letter is represented as a wood construction that, Escher-like, are often geometrically impossible. The borders contain objects beginning with the letter in question. Anno received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1984 for his "lasting contribution to children's literature." Item #107015

Price: $150.00