Duffy and the Devil (First Edition)

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Price: $350.00
Author: Harve Zemach
Illustrator: Margot Zemach
Format: Hardcover
Edition: First Edition
Year: 1973

ZEMACH, Harve. Duffy and the Devil.    A Cornish tale retold by Harve Zemach. With pictures by Margot Zemach. NY: Farrar Straus Giroux [1973]. 8vo, [38]pp. Green cloth with spine stamped in gold and cover pictorially blind stamped. Olive endpapers; color illustrations on every page. Edges lightly rubbed, foxing along top edge of sheets, rear cover a bit foxed, front cover lightly so, blank bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper, else a clean, tight copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (Caldecott Medal affixed, slight edge wear).

First edition. 1974 Caldecott Medal Winner! A lively retelling of the Cornish folk tale, that is a variant of the Rumpelstiltskin story. Harve Zemach's retelling preserves some of the intricate language spoken by the Christmas players who originally performed this tale. Margot Zemach's pen-and-wash illustrations combine a refined sense of comedy with telling observation of character. $350

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