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    Five Curious George Books, Each Inscribed
    by H. A. Rey with an Original Drawing
    of Curious George

    H. A. Rey. Five Curious George Books. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, [1941-1966]. Titles are as follows:
    Curious George. [1941, though later]. Fifteenth printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Rey on the verso of the front free endpaper: "To the Donovan children/with love from their very old friend,/H. A. Rey/July 28, 1966". To the left of this inscription is a small drawing of Curious George holding the big yellow hat. Publisher's red cloth, front board and spine stamped in black. Spine sunned, some rubbing, soiling and mild wear, hinges a bit stressed and offset. Good. [And:] Curious George Takes a Job. [1947, though later]. Later edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Rey on the verso of the front free endpaper: "To the Donovan children/from their old Waterville friend,/with love!/H. A. Rey/July 28, 1966". Below this inscription is a drawing of Curious George holding a bucket and squeegee. Publisher's full red cloth, front board stamped in black, price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket spine torn in half and worn, some toning, edgewear, and short tears to jacket, cloth spine a bit sunned, some rubbing to binding. Good. [And:] Curious George Rides a Bike. [1952, though later]. Early edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Rey on the verso of the front free endpaper: "For the Donovan children/from their old friend/H. A. Rey/with love!/July 28, 1966". Beneath this inscription is a drawing of Curious George on a bicycle. Publisher's full yellow cloth, front board stamped in red. Spine a bit sunned, some rubbing to binding, front upper corner bumped, hinges stressed and a bit offset. Good. [And:] Curious George Learns the Alphabet. [1963, though later]. Fourth printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Rey on the verso of the front free endpaper: "To the Donovan children/with love/from their friend/H. A. Rey/July 28, 1966". Above this inscription is a small drawing of a mountain range, and beneath the inscription is a drawing of Curious George hiking. Publisher's full gray cloth, front board and spine stamped in blue. Spine sunned, some rubbing to binding, rear board soiled. Good. [And:] Margaret and H. A. Rey. Curious George Goes to the Hospital. 1966. First printing. Presentation copy, inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper: "To The Donovan children/with love/from their friend/H. A. Rey/July 28, 1966". Beneath the inscription is a drawing of Curious George in a hospital bed. Publisher's full yellow cloth, front board and spine lettered in red, price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket spine toned and chipped, some edgewear, chipping and thumbsoiling to jacket, light rubbing to jacket. Very good. An excellent collection with charming inscriptions and original artwork by H. A. Rey.


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