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Testa, Fulvio (Artist) & Sage, Alison (Adaptation/Artist). A SHORT STEP: THE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. New York City, NY: Mayflower Books, 1978. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. Fine.

The artist/illustrator's classic graphic story. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Mayflower Books: Small-size volume format. Glossy pictorial stiff hard boards with titles on the cover and spine as issued. Art by Fulvio Testa. Adapted by Alison Sage. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Alison Sage's adaptation of Fulvio Testa's "A Short Step". Rendered in stunning, vivid, and richly detailed black-and-white drawings, which are inimitably Testa's own. They are a "projection" of the child-in-all-of-us. Testa begins his story with the line, "Sometimes it takes a child to show an adult a whole new way of seeing things". Alison Sage translated Fulvio Testa's text into English and re-created the book, with the artist's supervision and approval. All of Testa's original drawings have been retained for this edition, which was published a year after Testa's book first appeared in French to tumultuous acclaim. An absolute "must-have" title for Fulvio Testa collectors. This title is a classic. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (American) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. A modern classic in a lovely new edition. One of the finest graphic artists of the 20th century. A fine copy. . ISBN 0831777753. $20.00

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