THE WORLD IS ROUND (with companion volume "The World is Not Flat" by Edith Thacher Hurd).
Place Published: San Francisco
Publisher: Arion Press
Date Published: 1986
Edition: Limited edition
Condition: Books and box fine, though lacking balloon
Book Id: 20648
2 volumes, 120; 48 pp., illustrated by Clement Thacher Hurd; main volume format is circular, 9 inches across, companion volume a 6-inch square, both volumes bound in red cloth printed in blue, housed together in 2-piece pink box with blue printed title. The specially printed balloon intended to accompany the set is not present.
Originally published in 1939, "The World is Round" was Gertrude Stein's only children's book. The illustrations by Clement T. Hurd, created for the 1939 first edition were adapted by Clement Hurd and Andrew Hoyem for the Arion Press edition. Edith Thacher Hurd's companion volume is a memoir detailing the history of the creation of the original edition, together with correspondence between Stein and Hurd. Edition of 400 copies.