It's Not Your Birthday
NY, Harper & Row, (1966). The first of 24 children's books written and illustrated by Amoss, a New Orleans writer. This copy is inscribed by Amoss to publisher and bookseller Frank Scioscia on the dedication page ("although it's not his birthday either"). Laid in is an Amoss-designed notecard, also signed by the author. Amoss has also corrected the name of her husband on the rear jacket flap, from Walter, to Jimmy, adding, "Same man, Harper's mistake." Light bump to spine base; a near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with a bit of wear to the corners and crown. Scioscia worked for Harper & Row for many years, and was known as an emphatic supporter of young writers; it's likely he was the person who got Amoss' first book published by Harper, and that this was a "thank you" gift. [#035100] $150
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