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SOLD - FIRST American Edition, vintage book A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond, illustrated by Peggy Fortnum, the 1958 origal

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-Full title: A Bear Called Paddington
-Author: Michael Bond
-Illustrator: Peggy Fortnum
-Format: First American Edition green boards hardcover with yellow dust jacket in plastic, illustration of title character on front and back covers with title on spine, black and white illustrations throughout
-Condition: Near perfect! Theo only parts that tell of its age are a) the very small rips you can see on the dust jacket under the plastic, which is why the plastic was likely put on it, to hold the original dust jacket together as it is so wonderful and valuable! and b) spotting on the page ends, which I personally love in old books. That's it! No writing, ripping, marks of any kind, just a clean book as beautiful as it was the day it came out.
-Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company Boston
-Copyright: 1958 Michael Bond
-Date published: Undetermined but copyright page leads me to believe (as has my research) it was published in the seventies, a later batch of printings but of the genuine First American Edition which was officially published in the United States in the year 1960
-Provenance: This one I lucked into finding at one of my not-so-usual haunts, which I rarely visit but was compelled to for some reason a few weeks back. I checked out the other sections and was unimpressed and thinking I wouldn't get anything but of course I had to stop in the vintage children's book section before I left and I'm so happy I did! Stuffed in with all the other vintage childrens books, valuable and not, great shape and not, was this perfect little yellow book with the famous bear's name we all (likely) know, Paddington. I was thrilled :) This was 2017 in early September
-Pricing: I priced this book (after much research) mainly based on the difficulty of finding this edition, rather than the printing batch it came in, since it is a First American Edition and not so common these days, as well as the fact it has a preserved dust jacket and is in great condition comparatively. So you know, not as much as a first edition first print, but nearly so :) Note: I found this book priced at 675 dollars, and then found lesser (aka bad condition) copies priced much less, so I settled somewhere just under what you'll find elsewhere (for now)!
There is no other book like this one.

Description coming!

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full title: A Bear Called Paddington
-Author: Michael Bond
-Illustrator: Peggy Fortnum
-Format: First American Edition green boards hardcover with yellow dust jacket in plastic, illustration of title character on front and back covers with title on spine, black and white illustrations throughout
-Condition: Near perfect! Theo only parts that tell of its age are a) the very small rips you can see on the dust jacket under the plastic, which is why the plastic was likely put on it, to hold the original dust jacket together as it is so wonderful and valuable! and b) spotting on the page ends, which I personally love in old books. That's it! No writing, ripping, marks of any kind, just a clean book as beautiful as it was the day it came out.
-Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company Boston
-Copyright: 1958 Michael Bond
-Date published: Undetermined but copyright page leads me to believe (as has my research) it was published in the seventies, a later batch of printings but of the genuine First American Edition which was officially published in the United States in the year 1960
-Provenance: This one I lucked into finding at one of my not-so-usual haunts, which I rarely visit but was compelled to for some reason a few weeks back. I checked out the other sections and was unimpressed and thinking I wouldn't get anything but of course I had to stop in the vintage children's book section before I left and I'm so happy I did! Stuffed in with all the other vintage childrens books, valuable and not, great shape and not, was this perfect little yellow book with the famous bear's name we all (likely) know, Paddington. I was thrilled :) This was 2017 in early September
-Pricing: I priced this book (after much research) mainly based on the difficulty of finding this edition, rather than the printing batch it came in, since it is a First American Edition and not so common these days, as well as the fact it has a preserved dust jacket and is in great condition comparatively. So you know, not as much as a first edition first print, but nearly so :) Note: I found this book priced at 675 dollars, and then found lesser (aka bad condition) copies priced much less, so I settled somewhere just under what you'll find elsewhere (for now)!

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Reviewed by CGFlores85
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 2, 2018
I ordered this as a gift and was very happy with Colleen’s feedback and willingness to help me track down this one of a kind book! It even showed up before Christmas thanks to a speedy delivery despite the short notice. I will definitely be visiting No Other Book Like This again.
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Reviewed by itzjeffduh
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 30, 2017
Great item, great seller, fast shipment!!! The book was perfect, exactly as described. Thanks!
Vintage book classic young adult The Luckiest Girl by Beverly Cleary, famous child/YA author, 1958 special Book Club Edition, RARE cover art

Reviewed by L.M. Biddulph
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 16, 2017
This book is BEAUTIFUL! I was so excited to receive it yesterday, so I could read it over Christmas. I read the abridged version of Thomas Wingfold, Curate over a decade ago and loved it, so I have been looking forward to this so much. Thank you!!!!!!!! :-D
Vintage book Thomas Wingfold, Curate. by George MacDonald, rare edition 1880, famed "Father" of The Inklings including Tolkien and C S Lewis

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Absolutely! I'm willing to do anything to get this book to you, but I will not write on it. If it is not in the condition you want, I know preservation techniques and will certainly oblige as best I can. You just need to let me know.
I will wrap the book any way you want. It is special and so are you, you deserve it! I will also write cards, include photographs, anything you'd like that would make this transaction more, well, you.
I won't tell you how to care for your book, but as to how they are cared for now, they are housed in two places -- some are wrapped in plastic in my main room in the part of the house that used to be a quaint B&B, lined on lovely old wooden bookshelves; others are stacked in piles or leaning on cool, creative and different bookends all round the room, and all are given care, attention, and kept away from my dog :)

Others sit in my library, in built-in authentic 1800s wooden and glass-door library shelves that line the walls in a secluded room in a historic home on the shore. With vintage, warm lamplights over the tiny marble fireplace, the library's windows catch plenty of sunlight--the books are in good homes and will arrive undamaged.
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I am more than willing to hunt down a specific book for you. This can take time, however, and would be a matter of personal back-and-forth on the site so you would have to keep in contact. There is no guarantee. I'm good at finding things however, and if I cannot find it to sell to you myself I will direct you to where I can find it online, if I can.

Important to note, however, that I may have it in my holdings already so it ALWAYS helps to check in with me. Listings come up continually, and it may just be waiting here to get processed and put up.
Contact me directly via the site and I will do my absolute best to help correct it. There should be no problems.
Always willing to make new friends and take on new jobs or opportunities -- this business does not stop me from working a full or part time job, and I am currently looking, so please contact me! Dempseylynch@gmail.com. I am definitely interested in talking with you and love meeting new people (especially book lovers of course).
Sure! Although the books are priced the way they are and are worth that amount based on a lot of factors (condition compared to others available online, if there are any available online or if it is the only one, age and whether it is signed or special in some way, etc.) I am always willing to hear you out as to why you think the books price is off, and work with you as best I can. I cannot guarantee the price will change, that is bad for my business, but I will listen to you. Don't be afraid to reach out. The worst that can happen is I will say no.

I put the reasons behind my pricing method for each item at the end of the listing so check that out if you're curious too :)

SOLD - FIRST American Edition, vintage book A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond, illustrated by Peggy Fortnum, the 1958 origal

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