L'ENGLE,MADELEINE. A WRINKLE IN TIME. (NY): Ariel Books Farrar Strauss & Cudahy (1962). 8vo (6 x 8 1/4"), 1/4 cloth, 211p., faint fading on edge of boards as usual else FINE IN DUST WRAPPER. The dust wrapper (illustrated by Ellen Raskin), is in beautiful condition with no fraying or tears. It is price clipped but the price is not a factor in determining edition. Stated 1st edition 1st printing of this time travel 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 an exceptionally nice copy.