New York: Dutton Children's Books, 1998. San Souci, Daniel. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 126 of 200 (in a slipcase), quarto size, 42 pp., signed by Jonathan London and Daniel San Souci. fine / fine. Item #171116048
A wonderful story of two animal friends who help each other to survive the at times harsh life in the wilds of the Arctic. Author Jonathan London introduces us to Ice Bear and Little Fox, and illustrator Daniel San Souci brings them, and the other arctic animals - seals, orcas, and narwhals - to life with his amazing pictures. Award-winnning authorJonathan London has a compassion and commitment to wildlife that is reflected in many of his books; Daniel San Souci is the award-winning artist of nearly forty children's books and teaches art at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. A delightful way to help teach children of the importance of helping others out, set within the "striking, panoramic landscapes of the northern tundra" (n.b., from dust jacket).
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in glossy pictorial paper over boards, ivory lettering to the backstrip, navy blue endpapers, signatures of author and illustrator on pictorial limitation page tipped onto the title page, the text set within lavish illustrations, often double-spread; quarto size (11" by 9.5"), pp., limited edition of 200 (plus 26 lettered) copies, this number 126. Matching pictorial dust jacket is unclipped and shows the original price of $15.99, summary of book on the front flap, bios of author and illustrator on back flap. In a slipcase covered with navy blue paper, pastedown on one side which mirrors the illustration on the limitation statement.
___CONDITION: Both the book and the dust jacket are fine; the book is pristine; clean, crisp, as new; the dust jacket is fine as well, clean and unsunned. The slipcase is strong and sturdy, the paper entirely clean and unrubbed, the pastedown clean and unrubbed; a magnificent work.
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