Greenwich, Connecticut:: Metropolitan Museum of Art,, 1968.. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Quarto, 10 1/4" tall, 132 pages, maroon cloth; b&w illustrations plus 2 color plates. A near fine, likely unread, clean hardcover first edition, first printing with minor shelf wear, a small stain to cloth at top edge of front panel, hinges and binding tight, paper clean, white. In a very good dust jacket lightly rubbed and lightly edgeworn with a few short edge tears; with original price.
CHRIS WARE is widely acknowledged as the most gifted and beloved cartoonist of his generation by both his mother and seven-year-old daughter. His Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth won the Guardian First Book Award and was listed as one of the "100 Best Books of the Decade" by The Times (London) in 2009. An irregular contributor to This American Life and The New Yorker ( where some of the pages of this book first appeared) his original drawings have been exhibited in the Whitney Biennial, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and in piles behind his work table in Oak Park, Illinois....
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