Very Good / No Dust Jacket. Item #5792
[New York]: Ariel Books / Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1962. Stated First Printing. Octavo; 211pp. Marbled paper-covered boards over cloth with gray and yellow lettering to spine. Missing dust jacket. Color (formerly blue) almost completely faded/bleached from cloth, with some spotting at tail of spine and a couple spots of toning to paper surface. No signs of dampstaining or humidity to interior. Front cover opens a bit shakily, with a crack starting down hinge after half title, but binding is sound. Previous owner's name in pen dated Christmas 1962 and blind-embossed address stamp on front free endpaper, else pages unmarked.. Not ex-library or remaindered.
First volume of L'Engle's Time Quintent, and a classic of young adult science fantasy which won the Newbery Medal, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, the Sequoyah Book Award, and was runner-up for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. The book was adapted to film twice, once as a 2003 made-for-TV movie and again as a 2018 theatrical release starring Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.