New York: Random House, (1948). First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, octavo size, 253 pp. Near fine / very good. Item #19072606
A charming tale of one man's adventure in Ballynabun, Ireland, "There Was A Little Man" is a novel written by husband-and-wife team Guy Pearce Jones and Constance Bridges Jones. The book was also the basis of the 1948 film of the same name, with Cecil Kellaway as Horace the Leprechaun, a role for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.
___DESCRIPTION: Full green cloth, dark green cloth spine label with silver rules, lettering, and clover ornament; octavo size (8.25" by 5.5"), pagination: [i-viii] [1-2] 3-245. In a white paper dust jacket with brown and black lettering and illustrations in black and green on the front panel, black lettering on the spine, an excerpt from the book on the rear panel, a description of the book on the front flap, and author bios and photograph on the rear flap; the dust jacket is unclipped with the original price of $2.50 on the front flap.
___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with clean boards, straight corners, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; spine is ever-so-slightly cocked, light offsetting to the endpapers, else fine. The dust jacket is very good, unclipped, light overall soiling, light edge wear with small chips to the corners, and a small (inch-and-a-half) closed tear to the crease at the front panel and flap.
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