NY: Rinehart, (1952). First Edition. Small 8vo, pp. not numbered. Paper wraps. Edges darkened, cover little soiled and scuffed, price $1.00 stamped on the cover, o/w a VG tight copy. The author's first book. Item #55956
This volume represents the strip’s first two and a half years of publication. The cartoons it contains were never reprinted in any other title (unlike most other Peanuts cartoons, which have been printed in many collections). Schulz’ characters appear in their earliest forms: they are all younger than their final, now familiar versions, with very large heads and small bodies. Schroeder, Lucy and Linus are infants, and Snoopy is a puppy who has not yet been given thought balloons.