L'ENGLE,MADELEINE. A WRINKLE IN TIME. (NY): Ariel Books Ferrar, Strauss & Cudahy (1962). 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/4"), 1/4 cloth, 211p., very slight fading to edge of cloth else FINE IN DUST WRAPPER. The dust wrapper (illustrated by Ellen Raskin), is in really nice condition with price intact (very faint fading where seal was removed, a light bit of soil on the rear panel and a touch of wear to spine ends). 1st edition 1st printing of this fantasy that has become a modern classic. In the stranger than fiction category, A Wrinkle In Time had a difficult time getting published. According to "A Special Message from Madeline L'Engle" on the Random House web site: "After trying "forty-odd" publishers (L'Engle later said "twenty-six rejections"), L'Engle's agent returned the manuscript to her. Then at Christmas, L'Engle threw a tea party for her mother. One of the guests happened to know John Farrar of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and insisted that L'Engle should meet with him. Although the publisher did not at the time publish a line of children's books, Farrar met L'Engle, liked the novel and ultimately published it. A Wrinkle In Time is the winner of the NEWBERY AWARD and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award. This is a really nice copy, very hard to find in collectible condition.