1950 · NY
by Thurber, James. Simont, Marc (illustrated by)
NY: Simon & Schuster, 1950. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. Scarce copy, inscribed by both author Thurber and Caldecott winner, illustrator Simont. Inscribed on the half-title: "Merry Christmas Dodie and Merrill Helen + Jim James Thurber" and on its verso by Simont: "To Doty and Merrill, Love Marc". All of them lived in Cornwall CT where the Thurbers had a country house. First edition with Simont's name Marc spelled with a k not a c on the title page. Book lightly sunned about edges where the dustjakcet shows edgewear. Bottom right corner of front cover is worn down a bot with attendent dw loss. Still, overall quite presentable. Even though they were in the same town, copies of books on which Thurber and Simont worked together which they both signed are not that common.
(Inventory #: 012403)