IN THE BEGINNING: Creation Stories from Around the World.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful collaboration between this award-winning author and an equally honored illustrator. Includes twenty-five myths from different cultures and ages - from the book of Genesis in the Bible, Greek myths, the Inuit and Native Americans, China, Iceland and Africa. Some describe creation as out of nothing, others are among the "earth-diver" types, and some, like that featuring Anansi the trickster, are humorous. Each story is illustrated by one of more full-page watercolor paintings by Moser, and is followed by comments from Hamilton. A Newbery Honor book. Notes on sources. Large format. xi, 161 pp. ISBN: 0-15-2387404.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (first issue dj with no medallion)