Herbert Rowbarge


Author: Natalie Babbitt


BABBITT, Natalie. Herbert Rowbarge. NY: Farrar Straus Giroux [1982]. 8vo, [vi] 216pp. Black quarter-cloth stamped in gold foil with goldenrod boards stamped in black. Light bumping to upper front corner, else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (light edge wear). Signed by the author, Newbery Honor author Natalie Babbitt.

First edition. A poignant exploration of the life of the wealthy creator of a fantastic amusement park, who struggles with loneliness as he pines for a part of himself that he doesn’t know he lost. This moving novel by the author of Tuck Everlasting was published the same year that Babbitt was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen medal.