VAN ALLSBURG,CHRIS. GARDEN OF ABDUL GASAZI written and illustrated by Van Allsburg. Boston: Houghton Mifflin 1979. Large oblong 4to (12 1/4 x 9 7/8"), cloth, short narraow stain on bottom edge of some pages else VG+ in dust wrapper (dw as new, no award sticker, not price clipped). First edition, first printing of VAN ALLSBURG'S FIRST BOOK (code 1-10). This is an eerie story about a young boy named Alan's encounter with Gasazi, a magician who turned Frtiz the dog into a duck. The illustrations are brilliant works of art.