"SHE WAS VERY BUSY SPINNING HER WEB"
CARLE, Eric. The Very Busy Spider. New York: Philomel, (1984). Oblong quarto, original pictorial white paper boards, patterned endpapers, original dust jacket. $1500.
First edition of Carle's charming tale of an industrious arachnid.
"The underlying purpose behind the brightly colored pictures and hidden surprises in Carle's books is, he says, 'to combine learning with fun… Representative is The Very Busy Spider, a story about persistence that features a raised spider web, enabling visually impaired children to feel the story's progression" (Silvey, 120). Cotsen 1870.
Book fine, dust jacket with only slightest soiling to edges and single tape repair to verso. A very nearly fine copy.