First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to Marianne Eriksson. Original illustrated laminated boards. A near fine copy, the binding square and tight, the board corners very slightly bumped, a small price label to the upper board and a larger area of label residue. The contents have a few editorial notes by Marianne Eriksson in pencil: page numbers; a note to the page about number 6, as well as a further note on a paper (loosely laid in) about the removal of text from the side of a fire engine. The contents are otherwise clean and bright throught. A very attractive example, scarce in signed state, and with a particularly nice association.
Inscribed by the author in black ink on the title page alongside an original doodle of Scarry's character The Lowly Worm, "To Marianne Eriksson / with all best / wishes / Richard Scarry 1975". Marianne Eriksson was a prominent Swedish editor at the children's publisher Rabén & Sjögren. Her notes in this wonderful counting book, full of all kinds of colourful animal characters, show a little of the translation process for the Swedish version.
Stock code: 22347