Very Good. Item #9358
New York: Rinehart & Co., 1952. Later Printing without R logo to copyright. Octavo (20.5cm.); publisher's blue pictorial card wrappers; unpaginated; chiefly illus. Some general shelf wear, faint vertical crease to upper cover, contemporary bookseller rubber-stamp to half title, else Very Good and sound.
The earliest Peanuts compilation, which first became syndicated under that name in 1950 (preceded by "Li'l Folks," 1947-1949). As the introduction presciently noted, "PEANUTS is just about the most original comic strip to appear since George Herriman's KRAZY KAT." By the time Peanuts concluded, on the day of Schulz's death in 2000, the comic consisted of 18,000 strips and has been described as the longest story ever told (Encyclopedia Britannica).