The Trumpet of the Swan (Presentation copy)

The Trumpet of the Swan (Presentation copy). E. B. White.
The Trumpet of the Swan (Presentation copy)
The Trumpet of the Swan (Presentation copy)
The Trumpet of the Swan (Presentation copy)
The Trumpet of the Swan (Presentation copy)

New York: Harper and Row, 1970. First edition. Presentation copy: "Ann | with love (and in sorrow) | Andy White | N. Brooklin Aug. 1970." The recipient, Ann Day, was friend and neighbor to E. B. White in Maine. White signed his name "Andy," a nickname from his days at Cornell, used among close friends and family. Book Near Fine with cloth a bit mottled and a small spot on the fore-edge of the page block that looks like a drop of water hit. Dust jacket about Fine with a few crinkles at the extremities and a gentle rub along the back flap fold. With all points for a true first: the original $4.50 price, "0670" code on the front flap, publisher clipped on the lower corner, no "Honor Book" award sticker, and with the full numberline on the final page. White's heartwarming story of Louis, a Trumpeter Swan, his relationship with a young boy, Sam Beaver, and his efforts to find his voice and his place in the world. A book that is rarely found signed or inscribed. Near Fine in about Fine dust jacket. (Item #977)

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