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Stein, Gertrude.

World Is Round, The.


Stein, Gertrude. The World is Round Pictures by Clement Hurd. New York: William R. Scott, Inc., (1939).
Large 8vo; white paper over boards, "A Rose Is A Rose Is A..." gold-stamped in a rondel at the front; author, title and publisher lettered in gold at the spine; in original publisher's slipcase, dark blue paper over boards, "A Rose Is A Rose..." in white lettering at the front, white spine. Printed on bright pink paper with dark blue type. Mild uneven age-toning to white boards with touch of browning at spine; 1-1/2" surface split to paper along binding's front gutter. Publisher's box worn with scuffing, some splitting to paper etc. Very good.
First edition. Deluxe edition, 1/350 copies signed by Gertrude Stein and Clement Hurd. The World Is Round, her first children's book, has word play and rhymes and repetition, but here such repetitions capture how children have fun with language. The text and the exuberant illustrations are truly engaging. An attractive copy of this charming volume. Wilson A32b.
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