On Market Street

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Author: Arnold Lobel


Illustrator: Anita Lobel


LOBEL, Arnold. On Market Street. Pictures by Anita Lobel. NY: Greenwillow Books [1981]. 8vo, 44pp. Brown half-cloth stamped in gilt with maroon cloth boards. Blue endpapers; full-color illustrations throughout. Minute bumping to spine ends, else a fine copy in publisher's original full-color pictorial d.w. (not price-clipped, minute soiling to front and rear panels). Signed by the author, Arnold Lobel, and the artist, Anita Lobel.

First edition of this deluxe edition. #46 of 250 signed copies. 1982 Caldecott Honor book.Have you ever seen a man dressed entirely in playing cards? Or a girl wearing a lollipop dress?Here is a world of wonders, from A to Z. Inspired by seventeenth-century French trade engravings, Anita Lobel's brilliant paintings of the shopkeepers on Market Streeteach composed of his or her wareswill provide blissful hours for all who join the Lobels on an unforgettable shopping spree. In this delightful alphabet book, every letter is illustrated by a figure ingeniously composed of, for instance, apples or wigs or quilts. The notion is original, and the sum total enjoyable and unique.