New York: Atheneum, 1978, 1st US; red boards and jacket with soldier in uniform,grey-brown endpapers; in jacket identical to boards; 8.25x11.8; np. Picture Book Hardback.
A young soldier, out of work after the war, makes a bargain to wear a bear skin, and not to pray, for seven years in exchange for life long prosperity. Hoffman's work on this book was cut short by his death in 1975, but published as an interesting work in progress.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket, no names or other marks, straight, tight, top-edge dirt speckled, jacket somewhat rubbed and a couple of tiny nicks to white; interior as new, unclipped 8.95. Item #21084