Title: The Man Who Loved Books
Author: Jean Fritz
Illustrator: Trina Schart Hyman
Description: Inscribed by Fritz on half-title page. Third impression. Ochre boards with copper lettering on spine and blind stamped illustration of St. Columba's pet crane with a book on front cover. Faint wear at tail of spine and top of front outer hinge. DJ in archival sleeve. 48 unnumbered pages. 7 x 9 inches
Inscribed by Jean Fritz to Jack Walsdorf, bibliophile, bibliographer, and former president of the William Morris Society of America.
Story of the Irish monk, Saint Columba, who should be the patron saint of all book lovers. He was born in 521 and was known for his love of books and missionary work throughout Scotland. He settled at Iona in 563.
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Place: New York
Keywords: children's, illustrated, picture book, Trina Schart Hyman, Catholic saints, Irish saints, Celtic, Iona,
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