New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957. First edition. Paperback. 189pp. Octavo [20 cm] Illustrated wraps. Good. The wraps and spine are rubbed, creased, and very slightly browned and stained. The spine is subtly rolled, and there is a 1 inch long closed tear in the paper at the foot of the spine. The top and fore edges of the text block are lightly moisture stained. There is a previous owner's name on the verso of the front cover. The text block is cracked at p. 83. Yellowed pages. Internally, clean. Item #30767
Walt Kelly's career in animation began in 1936 at Walt Disney Studios, where he contributed to Pinocchio and Fantasia. In 1941, Kelly resigned at the age of 28 to work at Dell Comics, where he created Pogo.