AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND. GEORGE MACDONALD.
AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND
AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND
AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND
(HUGHES, ARTHUR)illus.

AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND

MACDONALD,GEORGE. AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND. NY: George Routledge & Sons 1871. 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 1/8"), blue cloth stamped in gold and black, all edges gilt, 378p., chip at head of spine, binding lightly rubbed with slight lean and corner bump, really a nice bright VG+ copy. 1st American edition, printed from British sheets with the same dates on both title pages, this is one of a few copies sent to the U.S. to secure copyright. The story was serialized beginning in 1868 in a children's magazine Good Words For The Young. It is a fantasy adventure about a young boy named Diamond who flies to another country on the back of the lady North Wind. Illustrated by ARTHUR HUGHES with many detailed line illustrations throughout the text. Considered a masterpiece of children's literature, this first edition is quite scarce.

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Price: $1,750.00