"NO MONKEY IS AS CURIOUS AS GEORGE": FIRST EDITION OF CURIOUS GEORGE FLIES A KITE
REY, H.A. Curious George Flies a Kite. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958. Square octavo, original pictorial blue cloth, pictorial endpapers, original dust jacket. $2800.
First edition of the fifth Curious George title.
Hans Augusto and Margret Rey created Curious George in 1939. The Jewish couple fled Paris on bicycles the next year as the Nazi army approached. They eventually settled in New York City, where they began publishing their much-loved series of George's escapades. Although H.A. Rey died in 1977, Margret continued to write children's books; she died in 1996.
Book with light wear to extremities. Bright dust jacket with a few stray marks and light wear to extremities. An extremely good copy. Scarce in any condition.