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The Phantom Tollbooth

by Norton Juster

  • Used
  • hardcover
Condition
Collectible; Very Good/Very Good
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Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Waccabuc, New York
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AU$363.35
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About This Item

New York: Epstein & Carroll, 1961. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. A sharp, well-preserved copy of the 1961 stated 2nd printing. Solid and VG+ (with bright, unrubbed lettering at the spine) in a crisp, price-clipped, VG+ dustjacket, with light age-toning along the panel edges and very light soiling to the rear panel. Octavo, 256 pgs., nicely illustrated thruout by Jules Feiffer.

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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Details

book dealer
Appledore Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
6950
Title
The Phantom Tollbooth
Author
Norton Juster
Format/binding
Decorative Cloth
Book condition
second hand - Collectible; Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Epstein & Carroll
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1961
Keywords
Rare Children's books, Rare Phantom Tollbooth, rare Norman Juster
Bookseller catalogs
Childrens;

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Appledore Books, ABAA

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Waccabuc, New York
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octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [more]
Cloth
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edges
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crisp
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