First printing of this charming Harlin Quist book about what it means to be a grown up, written from the child's point of view.
Fine in very good jacket.
Publisher Harlin Quist had an eye for the unusual, and an affinity for the avant-garde. Before his series of picture books began in 1967, "few books published for children had collectively raised such consistent debate and discussion, applause and criticism" (Paley, 111). He worked with a variety of artists to create a spectrum of attractive illustrated titles, from the delightfully spooky penwork of Gorey to vibrant and rather psychedelic watercolors of Etienne Delessert and everything in between.
Read more: Nicholas Paley, "Why the Books of Harlin Quist Disappeared – or Did They?," Children's Literature Association Quarterly, vol. 14 no. 3.
First edition. New York: Harlin Quist, (1967). 6'' x 5.75''. Original blue cloth boards. Original price-clipped color pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated in color. Jacket with closed slice to front. Clean and bright.
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