New York London: Picture Book Studio USA, 1982. Lisbeth Zwerger. First American Edition, First Printing. Pictorial boards. Folio (8 3/8" x 13 3/8"), glossy pictorial boards, image repeated on pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) by Lisbeth Zwerger, illustrated with10 full-page colored paintings by Zwerger, pale blue endpapers, N.P. ~  glossy pages. Very Fine / Near Fine. Item #5159
.Lisbeth Zwerger is an Austrian illustrator of children's books. For her "lasting contribution to children's literature" she received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1990. Lisbeth Zwerger's illustrations for The Gift of the Magi was selected as one of the "10 Best Illustrated Books" of 1982 by the NY Times.
SCARCE ZWERGER TITLE in such NEAR FINE CONDITION: tight, bright, clean in a bright, clean and unclipped dust jacket. The dj has a small semi-circular stain--or printing error--on its upper edge and very slight wear to its extremities! In such a large book, the dj is often torn. Previous owner's lengthy inscription on front free endpaper.