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Van Allsburg, Chris The Polar Express * SIGNED BY CHRIS VAN ALLSBURG * , Boston, USA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985.

Illustrated by Chris Van Allsburg. Later Printing. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0395389496 Signed by Author This is the 10th Anniversary Edition with a note from the author. Bound in the publishers maroon cloth with contrasting silver title lettering to spine. The classic silver christmas bell that the boy eventually discovers in his last Christmas present under the tree adorns the front board. This copy has been signed, inscribed and dated in black ink to the dedication page. Housed in the atmospheric dustwrapper which has only minor signs of handling otherwise remaining in very presentable condition. Dustwrapper now protected in a removable archival booksleeve to preserve its condition. A very nice copy of this Christmas classic tale that was to be made into the memorable animated film of the same name starring an instantly recognisabel Tom Hanks in cartoon form. One for the festive season ! (Book ref. 001038 )  £ 97.50

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