Gnomes by Wil Huygen & Rien Poortvliet [FIRST EDITION] 1977
Gnomes by Wil Huygen and illustrated by Rien Poortvliet
FIRST EDITION  HARRY N. ABRAMS
Large oversized hardcover with dust jacket in stunning condition.
Dust jacket is pristine and near mint w/ some subtle tanning. Book itself is gorgeous; leather gilded boards are pristine; pages read as new.
Abrams launched Gnomes into the hearts of Americans in 1977 and quickly racked up astrognomic sales in bookstores across the country, ultimately achieving a 62-week run on the New York Times best-seller list. Come join in the 20th-anniversary fun as gnomania strikes again!Did you know that gnome couples always have twin children? Or that a gnome is seven times as strong as a human? Do you want to hear some gossip from the gnome who knew Rembrandt? Dutch artist Rien Poortvliet's charming illustrations and physician Wil Huygen's detailed observations of the gnomes' habits, anatomy, and lifestyle are a delight for readers of all ages. Children will adore the gnome family's underground home and the constant interaction with animals; adults will appreciate the tongue-in-cheek scientific data. Gnomebody is immune to the gnomes' tremendous appeal--and a whole new generation is waiting to love them for the first time!