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The Rainbow Goblins

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Author: Ul de Rico

Illustrator: Ul de Rico

de RICO, Ul. The Rainbow Goblins. NY: Thames and Hudson [1978]. Oblong folio, [37]pp. Navy cloth spine with color pictorial boards. Color pictorial endpapers; 2 double-page, 12 full-page and 3 smaller color illustrations. Corners and upper edge of front board a tad rubbed, light scratching to front and rear covers, else a clean, bright copy.

First English-language edition, US issue. This oversized (16½” x 13½”), lavishly illustrated picture book is truly a marvel to behold. These intricately detailed, vibrant oil paintings were originally produced by Ul de Rico on oak panels and are reproduced at 2/3 size for this giant, enrapturing picture book. A charming allegorical tale of seven goblins who try to steal the rainbow.