Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. Square quarto, original red textured cloth stamped in black and blind, red endpapers, original unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Signed by Barbara Lehman on the title page.
First edition of Barbara Lehman's The Red Book, the first of her wordless books for children, drawn in her distinctive clear-line style. The illustrations follow the trail of a mysterious red book that brings together the children who discover it, from New York City to an island in the tropics, drawing each of its readers into its pages; the New York Times called The Red Book “metafiction for beginners." Winner of the Caldecott Honor for 2005. A fine copy, signed by Barbara Lehman in red ink.