Harold and the Purple Crayon

(Item #5287) Harold and the Purple Crayon. Crockett Johnson.
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Harold and the Purple Crayon
A lovely copy of this famous picture-book, exploring the possibilities of art
Harold and the Purple Crayon

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1955. First edition. A lovely copy of this children's high spot. Book very Nearly Fine in like dust jacket. Book with a bit of foxing to the closed top-edge of the text-block, and a neat owner's name on the front paste-down. Jacket also with foxing affecing mostly the front panel, but without chips or tears, or even any fading to the pink spine lettering. Original $1.50 price at the bottom of the front flap. A superior example of this wonderful book.

One of the most imaginative children’s books of its time, Harold and the Purple Crayon captivated readers with the allure of the magical. Johnson was originally known for the comic-strip, Barnaby, but had more lasting success with his children’s literature. The adventures of Harold and his purple crayon bring to life a world of artistic possibilities and freedom. As a contemporary New York Times review asked, “Do we look at art to learn things, or to feel things? I’d vote for feeling, and that's why the art book I most recommend is Harold and the Purple Crayon” (Solomon).
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #5287)

Price: $4,750