PEANUTS JUBILEE, INSCRIBED WITH LARGE ORIGINAL SKETCH OF SNOOPY BY SCHULZ
SCHULZ, Charles M. Peanuts Jubilee: My Life and Art with Charlie Brown and Others. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1975). Oblong folio (11-1/2 by 15-1/2 inches), original aluminum-covered boards, original dust jacket. Housed in original shipping carton.
First edition of this celebration of Peanuts' silver anniversary, boldly inscribed on the half title with a large original sketch of Snoopy, "Best wishes—Charles M. Schulz."
In this treasury of his classic comic strips, Schulz reflects on his life and career, stating, "It really does not matter what you are called, or where your work is placed, as long as it brings some kind of joy to some person someplace. To create something out of nothing is a wonderful experience. To take a blank piece of paper and draw characters that people love and worry about is extremely satisfying. I hope very much that I will be allowed to do it for another 25 years"—and, in fact, he did. Illustrated with numerous photographs and comic strips, including 134 color reproductions of Sunday panels. Laid into this copy is a typed letter on Schulz' letterhead signed by Schulz' secretary explaining how to buy a signed copy of the book.