New York: Random House, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto [29 cm] Illustrated paper covered boards. Illustrated endsheets. Very good condition. The edges of the covers are lightly rubbed. An article has been mounted to the verso of the front free endsheet and a smaller one has been attached to the half title page. The dust jacket is in fair condition only. Creased. The edges are chipped. There is a 10 inch closed tear in the bottom edge that has been covered with tape on the inside of the jacket. Item #17808
The young main character, unhappy with the confines of the ordinary alphabet, invents additional letters beyond Z, with a fantastic creature corresponding to each new letter.