"I DIDN’T KNOW I HAD ANOTHER MOTHER": CORALINE, INSCRIBED BY NEIL GAIMAN WITH HIS SKETCH
GAIMAN, Neil. Coraline. London: Bloomsbury, (2002). Octavo, original pictorial paper boards, original dust jacket. $800.
First English edition of the famed British author's award-winning classic, inscribed on the title page by him with his sketch, "To whom it may concern, Neil Gaiman."
In Coraline, renowned British fantasy author Gaiman presents a "modern ghost story with all the creepy trimmings…Well done" (New York Times). Hailed as "a masterpiece" by fellow author Terry Pratchett, the book won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for Best Novella in 2003, and was adapted as both a theatrical musical and a well-received stop-motion animation film in 2009. Published the same year as the first American edition. Also issued in a signed limited American edition of 4000 copies.
A fine copy.