JOHN CIARDI - SIGNED & INSCRIBED - POETRY PICTURE BOOK - FIDDLER DAN First Edition 1963
JOHN J. PLENTY AND FIDDLER DAN: A NEW FABLE of the GRASSHOPPER and the ANT, by JOHN CIARDI. A Children's Illustrated Book with Poetry Text. Poetry by JOHN CIARDI. Illustrations by MADELEINE GEKIERE. Wonderfully SIGNED and INSCRIBED by JOHN CIARDI on the front free-endpaper: "for Cindy Alder / with not much (?) by John J., / but with all happy wishes from / Fiddler Dan and from / John Ciardi (signed)". Published by Lippincott, Philadelphia and New York, 1963. First Edition, with the date 1963 on the copyright page with no indication of additional printings. Large format hardcover children's book in dustjacket, printed boards, 7.5" x 11", 38 unnumbered pages. Bound in Lippincott Longlife Binding (a sturdy binding). Condition: VERY GOOD BOOK, the bottom front cover corner is bumped, otherwise the book is tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in an only FAIR price-clipped DUSTJACKET that has pieces missing at the top of the spine, is worn with some tearing at its corners, is scraped at the edges and folds, and has clipped flap corners; nonetheless the dj is still doing its job well and the front cover is bright and clear.