“I KNOW YOU KNOW THE REASON WHY I LOVE YOU SO— YOU’RE UGH-LY!”: SIGNED FIRST EDITION OF SHREK!
STEIG, William. Shrek! New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, (1990). Slim quarto, original pictorial paper boards. $2200.
First edition, brightly illustrated by William Steig and inscribed on the pictorial flyleaf: "To Ben from Bill Steig."
"Sure to enchant any child lucky enough to read it… such an ingratiating, cheery book that no one will be able to resist it" (Washington Post). Steig's comic quest tale inspired Dreamworks Studios' phenomenally successful franchise; the first film, released in 2001, received the inaugural Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. As issued without dust jacket. With "First edition, 1990" on copyright page.
A fine copy, scarce inscribed.