4to. Faux-leather boards with silver gnome illustration to upper board and stamped silver lettering to spine. Bumped to upper leading corner. In age-tanned dust jacket, a little creased to spine and with a strip of foxing to lower panel and spine. Lavishly illustrated throughout. Originally published in Dutch in 1976 as Leven en werken van de kabouter. No translator mentioned. First UK edition. (It was published by Harry N. Abrams in America.) *** A Dutch classic. Supposedly the book records the real life of gnomes. It explains the life and habitat of gnomes much as a biology book would do, complete with illustrations and textbook notes. Illustrations by Rien Poortvliet, text by Wil Huygen.
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|Publisher||New English Library Limited|
|Book Condition||Near Fine|
|Jacket Condition||Near Fine|