First printing of Krauss's first book, terrifically illustrated by abstract expressionist Ad Reinhardt.
Fine in very good jacket.
This is a marvelous nonsense story about a man whose wife constantly changes things around so he never knows where anything is. Cleverly illustrated by Ad Reinhardt in deceptively simple two colors on every page such that the child's eye is immediately drawn to the essence of the picture. This was also Reinhardt's first book, and his last children's book. Reinhardt went on to become a leading abstract painter. Re-issued in 1963 with illustrations by Marc Simont, this first edition is scarce.
Read more: Bader, American Picturebooks, 417-419.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1944. 8.5'' x 6''. Original beige cloth with red-stamped vignette and spine lettered in red. In original unclipped ($1.50) dust jacket. Illustrated by Reinhardt in blue and pink throughout.  pages. Bookshop ticket of San Francisco based Metaphysical Library and Bookshop on front pastedown. Jacket with some careful restoration. Book beautiful, with just a touch of soil.
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