Homer Price

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Author: Robert McCloskey

Illustrator: Robert McCloskey

McCLOSKEY, Robert. Homer Price. NY: Viking, 1943. 8vo, 149pp. Orange cloth pictorially stamped in brown. Numerous b&w illustrations. Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, some wear to fore-edge and tiny dent at top of upper board, endpapers discolored with age, some aging to sheets at inner margin, else a clean, tight copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (some light wear, sunning and soiling, price-clipped).

First edition. Welcome to Centerburg!  Where you can win a hundred dollars by eating all the doughnuts you want; where houses are built in a day; and where a boy named Homer Price can foil four slick bandits using nothing but his wits and pet skunk. The first of McCloskey’s two brilliant novels set in Centerburg. Scarce!