FIRST EDITION OF VAN ALLSBURG’S JUMANJI, SIGNED BY HIM
VAN ALLSBURG, Chris. Jumanji. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1981. Oblong quarto, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $1950.
First edition of this winner of the 1982 Caldecott Medal, signed on the title by author and illustrator Chris Van Allsburg.
A bored brother and sister "discover an innocent-looking board game that fills their house with rampant jungle animals… Van Allsburg has created with his monumental rendering of everyday objects a world of sinister immediacy" (New York Times). The basis for the 1995 film starring Robin Williams. First-issue dust jacket, without the Caldecott Medal.
A fine copy.