New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961.
First edition, with publicity slip laid in. Illustrated by the author. 4to. Publicist's copy. Original illustrated wrappers. Toning and staining to covers, good only. Item #311954
First edition of this early Silverstein title, with the ownership signature of William Cole, who led the publicity campaign for the book (his name appears at the top of the publicity slip laid in). Cole's long publishing career included tenures at Knopf, Simon & Schuster and Viking, where he had his own imprint, William Cole Books. He published dozens of Silverstein's poems in the many children's verse anthologies he edited, and he receives special acknowledgement in Where the Sidewalk Ends (1974).