The MYSTERY Of HARRIS BURDICK. Publisher's Promotional Poster, Chris Van Allsburg, b. 1949.


[Boston]: Houghton Mifflin Company, [1984]. 1st printing. SIGNED by the author. Broadside, ~ 27-5/8" x 23-1/2". Black & white image of a man about to crush a lamp with a chair. Now housed, folded, in an archival mylar sleeve. Horizontal & vertical fold-lines, with short tears at the edge of the folds. VG+ - Nr Fine. Item #50082

Van Allsburg "is an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He has won two Caldecott Medals for U.S. picture book illustration, for Jumanji (1981) and The Polar Express (1985), both of which he also wrote; both were later adapted as successful motion pictures. He was also a Caldecott runner-up in 1980 for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. For his contribution as a children's illustrator, he was a 1986 U.S. nominee for the biennial International Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition for creators of children's books. He received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Michigan in April 2012.

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick is a 1984 picture book by Van Allsburg. It consists of a series of images, ostensibly created by Harris Burdick, a man who has mysteriously disappeared. Each image is accompanied by a title and a single line of text, which encourage readers to create their own stories. Many famous writers have tried to put their own twists on the pictures." [Wiki]

Uncommon Van Allsburg item, at the time of cataloguing, we see no other copies on the market.

Price: $225.00