The Iron Man.
A Story in Five Nights. Illustrated by George Adamson.London: Faber and Faber, 1968 Stock Code: 138689
An unusually crisp copyFirst edition, first impression. 6,000 copies were printed, of which the majority we have seen have come from school libraries, making this title perhaps the scarcest of Hughes trade editions. It is however the most popular of all the poet's many works for children, and this novella was subsequently made into both a rock opera by Pete Townshend (1993) and an animated film, The Iron Giant (1999).
Octavo. Original pictorial boards, titles in blue, white, and black to spine and front board. With dust jacket.
Frontispiece and 4 full-page illustrations by Adamson.
Minute sunning to spine head, else a fine copy, without any marks, in the near-fine jacket, the spine barely faded, not price-clipped.
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