THE TSAR'S PROMISE: A Russian Tale.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Philomel Books, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A retelling of this story, derived from Russian folklore and originally included in Andrew Lang's Green Fairy Book, about a tsar who unwittingly pledges his son to a demon. Illustrated with watercolors by Lauren Mills including some double page spreads. Warmly INSCRIBED by San Souci on the title page "To --- it's a pleasure to meet you and share this 'old story in a new retelling' with you! Happy visits to 'once upon a time.'" and dated in 1993. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-399215816.
Condition: Very near fine in a good dustjacket with some short tears and wear at the corners, ends of spine.