New York: SeaStar Books, 2001. Michael Hague. First Edition, First Printing. Pictorial boards. ILLUSTRATED with a SKETCH & SIGNED by the Author-Illustrator, small 4to (10 3/8" x 6 7/8"), black pictorial boards with colored depiction of young Kate being menaced by a ghost from a graveyard, illustrated throughout with reproductions of full color watercolors by Michael Hague, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) reproducing Hague's colorful cover art, pictorial endpapers, unpaginated  pages. Fine / Near Fine. Item #1807
SIGNED & ILLUSTRATED with a 3"+ SKELETAL GHOST ghost by the brilliant Author-Illustrator, Michael Hague: one of the best and most facile of modern book illustrators. Me'thinks he rivals Arthur Rackham.
Closely adapting a folk-tale about a blood-drinking Irish ghost recorded by Jeremiah Curtin during the 19th century.
Though technically classified as a "Children's Book," this Irish tale's folkloristic basis and gruesome content make it akin to brilliant collections for adults authored by the Brothers Grimm and Andrew Lang.
Superior Condition! Internally very clean and bright; plus the Super illustration! No remainder marks. Very slight rubbing to the dj.
The publisher is a subdivision of a Swiss operation.