New York: The Dial Press, 1982. Michael Hague. First Edition. Cloth. SIGNED & Extra-Illustrated by the Author-Illustrator with a UNICORN''s HEAD on the title page, 4to, green cloth, profusely illustrated by Michael Hague in color and B&W, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) illustrated with a unicorn by Michael Hague,  pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #1257
Exceptional Condition of a Very Special Copy that has been embellished and Extra-Illustrated by marvellous author-artist Michael Hague. Hard to see black ink inscription on free front dark gray endpaper.
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, and--of course--this Extra-Illustrated volume with a splendid UNICORN on its title page.