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Saunders, George (Author); Smith, Lane (Artist/Illustrator) & Leach, Molly (Book Designer). THE VERY PERSISTENT GAPPERS OF FRIP. New York City, NY: Random House, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 84 pages. As New/As New.

The author's debut children's book. One of George Saunders' finest achievements. The First Random House Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. The production values are exquisite: A new and brilliant design by Molly Leach, with the art and text woven together into a seamless whole. George Saunders' story is complemented with art by Lane Smith. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Re-presents George Saunders' "The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip". Back by popular demand, his first children's book, a triumphant collaboration with the prize-winning artist/illustrator Lane Smith (whose wife, Molly Leach, put the book together). "A wonderfully engaging story for our children and for us. Told with wry humor and with moral energy, and illustrated beautifully" (Robert Coles). An absolute "must-have" title for George Saunders and Lane Smith collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by George Saunders. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. He also drew a cute and self-deprecatingly funny cartoon-portrait of himself beside his signature. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies (with original drawing) of the First Random House Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century". Two of the most brilliant artist/writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GEORGE SAUNDERS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0812989635. $100.00

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