“LUCKILY, HE HAD BROUGHT HIS PURPLE CRAYON”
JOHNSON, Crockett. Harold's Trip to the Sky. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1957. 16mo (5 by 6 inches), original half brown cloth, pictorial boards, original dust jacket. $1500.
First edition of the third book in Johnson’s classic series.
"Like Harold, the small boy whose purple crayon leads him through many expeditions, Johnson's style is clear, minimalist and very effective" (Philip Nel). The Harold series, one of the most beloved in modern children's literature, is also among the most difficult to find in first editions. Contemporary young owner's signature.
Book fine, bright corner-clipped dust jacket with short closed tear to spine head, faintest foxing to rear panel. A beautiful copy.