San Diego New York London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1985. Michael Hague. First Edition [lettering A-E]. Decorated boards. SIGNED & Extra-Illustrated by the Author-Illustrator with a profile of a FAIRY's HEAD, 4to, brown cloth with gilt lettering, profusely illustrated by Michael Hague in color and B&W, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket depicting a fairy queen, 32 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #1255
EXCEPTIONAL Condition of a Very Special Copy that has been embellished and Extra-Illustrated by the marvellous author-artist Michael Hague.
Michael Hague (b.1948) is one of America's finest illustrators. In this bookseller's opinion, his artistry is as excellent as Arthur Rackham's.
He has illustrated several classics to include The Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland, one of his finest achievements, The Hobbit; also wonderfully illustrated books on Irish folktales, fairy tales, several adorable books on bears, book(s) on wizards, unicorns, and this VEERY Special Extra-Illustrated Copy with A FAIRY's HEAD.