New York, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1984. Michael Hague. First Edition. Cloth. SIGNED & Extra-Illustrated by the Author-Illustrator with a sketch of a HAPPY DANCING BEAR in profile, orange cloth with silver spine lettering, profusely illustrated by Michael Hague in color and B&W, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (uncut) illustrated with a bear and toys by Michael Hague,  pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #1256
EXCEPTIONAL Condition of a Very Special Copy with that has been embellished and Extra-Illustrated with an Adorable Bear by marvellously talented 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, , book(s) on wizards, a book on unicorns. several adorable books on bears--this with a HAPPY DANCING BEAR!