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X, a Fabulous Child's Story by Lois Gould. First Printing

X, a Fabulous Child's Story by Lois Gould. Illustrated by Jacqueline Chwast. Daughters Publishing Co. (1978). "First Printing" stated with no listing of later printings. ISBN-10:0913780219. 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" unnumbered 56 page Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Several small tears, less than 1/4" each, to edges of dj. A rough tear to top of spine, also less than 1/4". Bumping to the top of the dj. A few very small (pencil point sized) spots on dj surface. Light soiling on the very edge of dj. Otherwise, no large unusual folds or creases. No clips. No missing pieces. Not price-clipped. Now protected by a removable mylar dj cover. BOOK: Uninked embossed illustration on the front cover. Unfaded copper colored lettering on the spine. Very light cover edge wear. The erasure marks on the first blank page. No other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. IG17a

"X: A Fabulous Child's Story, written by Lois Gould, was first published as a short story in the magazine Ms. in 1972 and republished by Daughters Publishing as a picture book in 1978 with illustrations by Jacqueline Chwast. The book tells the story of X, a child raised as part of an experiment to keep its[a] gender unknown to everyone but its parents and the scientists conducting the experiment.

X: A Fabulous Child's Story received praise for its thought-provoking conceit and witty prose. Meanwhile, some writers have questioned the extent to which the story successfully challenges gender roles. X: A Fabulous Child's Story is sometimes considered a precursor to later picture books about transgender characters, and it has been anthologized several times. The story inspired a 1975 experiment and was adapted into an animated short film in 2016." - Wikipedia