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The Phantom Tollbooth by  Norton Juster - First edition - 1961 - from Peruse the Stacks (SKU: 4533)

The Phantom Tollbooth

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The Phantom Tollbooth

by Juster, Norton

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New York: Epstein & Carroll, 1961. First edition. 8vo, 255, [1]pp., illustrations. Blue cloth stamped with white on front cover and spine, illustrated dust jacket. Very good book with some toning to text block, bookstore stamps to recto of ffep, and child's signature and date on Christmas in 1961 on verso. Jacket good with chipping along top edge and at heel. Tape repairs along the length of the top and bottom edges. Very good/Good. Jules Feiffer. Nice first edition of this classic fantasy story for children starring the "little boy named Milo, 'who didn't know what to do with himself.'" First state jacket has author photo to rear panel and retains the original price of $3.95.

Synopsis

The Phantom Tollbooth is a children's adventure novel and a modern fairy tale published in 1961, written by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Feiffer. It tells the story of a bored young boy named Milo who unexpectedly receives a magic tollbooth one afternoon and, having nothing better to do, drives through. He finds himself in the Kingdom of Wisdom. There he accepts a quest to rescue the princesses of the kingdom, acquires two faithful companions, and has many adventures.

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On Apr 2 2013, Fireflower537 said:
This is one of my favorite books. It is a VERY funny and clever story about a journey through strange lands. The book is full of puns, wordplay and weirdness.

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Bookseller
Peruse the Stacks US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
4533
Title
The Phantom Tollbooth
Author
Juster, Norton
Illustrator
Jules Feiffer
Format/binding
8vo, 255, [1]pp., illustrations. Blue cloth stamped with white on front cover and spine, illustrated dust jacket. Very good book
Book condition
Used - Very good
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition
Publisher
Epstein & Carroll
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1961

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spine
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jacket
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chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or... [More]
heel
The lower most portion of the spine when the book is standing vertically.
text block
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edges
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verso
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Cloth
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