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Winterson, Jeanette (Author) & Ray, Jane (Artist/Illustrator). THE KING OF CAPRI. London, England: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2003. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New.

The author's debut children's book. One of Jeanette Winterson's finest creations. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other editions. The British Edition is superior to the American in every respect. An enchanting production by Jane Ray and Sarah Hodder: Oversize-volume format. A tall and slim book. Glossy pictorial hard boards with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by Jeanette Winterson. Art by Jane Ray. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Hong Kong to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Jeanette Winterson's original fairy tale about reversals of fortune, beautifully illustrated from cover to cover by Jane Ray, the award-winning artist/illustrator of numerous children's books. "The King of Capri is so greedy that he wishes he had two mouths with which to feed himself. Meanwhile, across the bay in the city of Naples, the washerwoman Mrs. Jewel barely manages to feed herself and her very skinny cat. But one night a great wind blows in and carries everything away from the King's castle, towards Naples, and into Mrs. Jewel's yard. The King is left alone and forlorn as everyone leaves Capri to visit the generous Mrs. Jewel, who has become the Queen of Naples. When he goes to make this new queen's acquaintance, the King of Capri and the Queen of Naples fall in love and they have nothing left to wish for" (Publisher's blurb). Simply delightful, this is a "must-have" title for Jeanette Winterson and Jane Ray collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by both Jeanette Winterson and Jane Ray. This title remains available in multiple subsequent printings and is now collectible. This is the only copy of the true First Edition signed by both writer and artist available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living British writers in collaboration with one of the finest living children's book artist/illustrators. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JEANETTE WINTERSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0747555184. $150.00

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