Ranjitsinghji's 9,000 Elephants Visit Serendipity Books, 1996, 1/500 Copies,Fine

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Ranjitsinghji's 9,000 Elephants Visit Serendipity Books
Author:
Ian Jackson and Ann Arnold
Publisher:
Serendipity Books
Release Date:
1996
Seller Category:
CALIFORNIANA
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1
Condition:
Used: Excellent
Sku: 02228
Notes: Fine, one of 500 copies, 8vo, 8 1/2" x 7." White paper wrappers with red and black lettering and black-and-white illustration on front. No lettering to spine. Printed text about the publication of this book on back. Covers have minuscule age toning, else pristine and intact, binding tight, sharp tips. Pages possibly age-toned, else pristine and intact. Replete with black-and-white illustrations. Unpaginated, 32 pp., including illustrations. A charming and hilarious fictional story about the time when Ranjitsinhji's 9,000 elephants visited the California bookstore, Serendipity Books. Ranjitsinhji (1872-1933) was an Indian maharaja and cricketer who supposedly kept 9,000 elephants. Presented as a picture book with brief text and illustrations made from sketched drawings. Peter Howard, who was the owner of Serendipity Books, makes a special appearance. Excerpt from printed text on back: "This facsimile of a manuscript volume by Ian Jackson and Ann Arnold is published by Serendipity Books in an edition of 500 copies in November 1996." Serendipity Books was founded by Peter Howard in the 1960s. It was located in Berkeley, California. Sadly, Howard passed away in March 2011 and Serendipity Books closed in September of that year. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.