Nov 21, 2013 - Sale 2332

Sale 2332 - Lot 60

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FINE ASSOCIATION COPY OF WHITE'S FINAL CHILDREN'S BOOK (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) White, E.B. The Trumpet of the Swan. Illustrated by Edward Frascino. 8vo, original blue cloth, spine and board edges lightly faded with lettering dulled a bit, few light spots of soiling; pictorial dust jacket, 3 small cellotape repairs on verso, light dust-soiling, lower corner of front flap clipped, but a bright, crisp example. New York: Harper & Row, (1970)

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first edition, warmly inscribed to novelist Robert Coates in the year of publication: "Bob and Boo, with love, Andy [E.B. White], (writer of tales and funny sayings), N. Brooklin, July 1970." Coates came to prominence in 1929 with the publication of his surrealist novel The Eater of Darkness, and later worked as a critic for The New Yorker, where White had been an editor since 1927. White eventually left New York for North Brooklin, Maine. Inscribed copies of White's books are scarce; this with an exceptionally fine association. Burke and Howe, American Authors and Books, 145; 797.