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1 Christensen, James C.; Foster, Alan Dean & Renwick St. James Voyage of the Basset
Artisan 1996 1885183585 / 9781885183583 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author on half title page. Greenwich Workshop/Artisan edition. First edition. HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Hardcover clean and unmarked, fine other than slight wear/rubbing at tips of corners. Jacket has light scuffing and light wear at spine ends, not price clipped. Beautifully illustrated in colour. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 168 pages; Review: " YA. In 1850, Professor Algernon Aisling learns that the university plans to eliminate his Department of Myths and Legends. Because he fervently believes in the power of ancient stories and legends to help us understand ourselves and our place in the modern world, he absentmindedly wishes that a magical ship would transport him to the ancient lands of myth. PRESTO! Captain Malachi of the HMS Basset appears, and invites the professor and his daughters to sail from London to the lands of imagination. Aisling and 10-year-old Cassandra board eagerly, but 16-year-old Miranda is serious, practical, and reluctant to make the journey. The Aislings and the crew, made up of dwarves and gremlins, sail forth and encounter characters in (mostly Greek) myths: a manticore, Oberon and Titania, harpies, a sphinx, Minotaur, mermaids, sea serpent, trolls, gryphon, dryad, Medusa, unicorn, and a dragon. All goes along merrily until Aisling steals a dragon's skull belonging to the trolls. This action sets in motion a series of misadventures that endanger everyone aboard. Here, too, is a voyage of self-discovery. The professor realizes the consequences of his greed and desire for fame; Miranda begins to overcome her grief over her mother's recent death. Pen-and-ink drawings from the professor's journal and from Cassandra's notes are a delightful accompaniment to the lush paintings that illustrate this charming and whimsical fantasy. Christensen's magical journey proves that "one's imagination is where science starts," and will appeal to receptive dreamers from age 10 to 110." (Note: due to heavy weight, extra shipping will apply. Contact us if you'd like an exact quote) (1070); Signed by Author 
Price: 110.00 USD
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