New York: Simon & Schuster, 1957.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. From TBCL's Children's Bookcase. Thurber, James. THE WONDERFUL O. Inscribed. New York: Simon & Shuster, 1957. First Edition, illustrated throughout by Marc Simont. 8vo., 173pp. Half yellow cloth & embossed blue paper-covered boards. Inscribed freely in pencil in his nearly-blind handwriting on the front free endpaper to his close friends Morris and Margaret Ernst: "Happy Yule to Morris and Margaret / Jim and Helen". (Helen is Thurber's second wife). A fine copy. Quarter cloth over decorated blue boards in a near fine dustwrapper showing light use with a few small stains & very minor loss at the spine heel. A very nice example. James Grover Thurber [1894 - 1961]. American author, cartoonist & celebrated wit best known for his cartoons & short stories, published mainly in The New Yorker then collected in his numerous books. One of the most popular humorists of his time, Thurber celebrated the comic frustrations & eccentricities of ordinary people. An annual award, the Thurber Prize, begun in 1997, honors outstanding examples of American humor.
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