Switzerland: Harlin Quist, Incorporated, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. Slim square quarto [26 cm] Black cloth spine and boards with a white ink stamped title on the spine, and the title in a negative embossed square panel on the front cover. Glossy black endpapers. The boards are a bit warped. The dust jacket is mildly yellowed, just a trifle soiled, and marginally chipped at the edges. The corners of the front flap are evenly clipped. Very good / very good. Item #47206
Features the wonderfully creative illustrations of Tina Mercie, Victoria Chess, Jacques Rozier, Monique Gaudriault, Henri Galeron, Jean-Michel Nicollet, Bernard Bonhomme, Guy Billout, Keleck, Nicole Claveloux, and Patrick Couratin. "Quist's visually brilliant fantasy-oriented materials are exciting forays into often uncharted areas, and for this reason they have frequently offended the children's book establishment. Personally, I feel that if Harlin Quist errs, he errs on the side of the angels. His books venture into new territory with a contemporary feeling that is stimulating for adults as well as children... Here are quality books with sense and substance that challenge the jazzy lure of television successfully." - Digby Diehl, The Los Angeles Times.