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Harold and the Purple Crayon

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Author: Crockett Johnson

Illustrator: Crockett Johnson

JOHNSON, Crocket. Harold and the Purple Crayon. NY: Harper & Brothers, 1955. 16mo, [64]pp. Color pictorial boards with black cloth spine stamped in purple. Illustrations in black and purple on every page Lower edge of boards lightly rubbed (far less than usually found), upper edge of sheets a tad foxed – but actual pages unaffected, else a remarkably clean, bright copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (edges, corners and spine slightly worn).

First edition with a $1.50 dust jacket price. There’s nothing Harold can’t create, do, or explore with his imagination and his trusty purple crayon. The first of seven books written by Crockett Johnson about this unforgettable character. Truly an iconic picture book.