first edition Hardcover
(1977) · (New York)
by NICHOLSON, William
(New York): Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1977). First edition thus. Hardcover. Very good +/very good +. Oblong 12mo. Publisher's red cloth in original pictorial dust jacket. A very good plus copy in like DJ. Tiny tears to head of spine, minimal creasing to flap. Gift inscription to FFEP. Interior bright, clean throughout. Good and sound. 22pp.
First FSG edition (originally published 1926). Praised by Maurice Sendak on flap, calling it "one of the few perfect picture books ever created for children." A very influential work in an attractive edition. (Inventory #: 18963)