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18. The World Is Round by Gertrude Stein, with art by Clement Hurd.

The World Is Round by Gertrude Stein, with pictures by Clement Hurd and with a companion volume The World Is Not Flat by Edith Thacher Hurd, 1986.

To illustrate the first edition of her only children's book in 1939, Gertrude Stein selected Clement Hurd from a field of competitors who submitted their work to her. For the Arion edition, proofs from linoleum and wood blocks cut for the second edition were modified for photo-engraving. Edith Thacher Hurd, wife of the well-known illustrator and herself a noted children's book author, wrote the companion volume, an informative memoir that details the history and creation of the original publication and includes correspondence between Stein and Hurd. A trade edition was published by North Point Press in 1988.

Format: main volume, circular, 9 inches in diameter,120 pages; companion volume, square, 6 by 6 inches, 48 pages. The type is Monotype Century Schoolbook with handset Stymie Bold for display. Illustrations are printed in blue, the text in black, and the display type in rose ink. The paper is Mohawk Superfine Cover and Text. Both volumes bound in full cloth over boards with silk-screened titling. The set is contained in a special box and is accompanied by a specially printed balloon. Edition of 400 copies, $200.00. Out of print.*

* NOTE: There is a limited number of copies of The World is Round currently available. Book in new condition, variant binding, $750.00.

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Edition Available:Format: main volume, circular, 9 inches in diameter,120 pages; companion volume, square, 6 by 6 inches, 48 pages. There is a limited number of copies of The World is Round currently available. Book in new condition, variant binding, $750.00.

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