Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

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Author: Arthur Ransome

Illustrator: Uri Shulevitz

RANSOME, Arthur. The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship. A Russian Tale. Pictures by Uri Shulevitz. NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux [1968]. Oblong 8vo, [48]pp. Maroon cloth stamped in gilt on spine with decorative stamping in red on cover. Full-color pictorial endpapers; full-color illustrations throughout. A near fine copy with minute yellowing around edges of pages, in publisher's original full-color pictorial dust jacket (not price-clipped, minute chipping at spine edges). 

First Edition, having a $4.50 jacket price and no mention of the Caldecott Medal on the front flap. 1969 Caldecott Medal Winner! . When the Czar proclaims that he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, the Fool of the World sets out to try his luck and meets some unusual companions on the way.