FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST PEANUTS BOOK; SIGNED BY CHARLES SCHULZ WITH A DRAWING OF SNOOPY

  • Peanuts.

Peanuts.

Item Number: 29040

New York: Rinehart & Compnay, 1952.

First edition of the first collection of the Peanuts cartoons. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers as issued. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Nan + John Charles M. Schulz, who has added a large drawing of Snoopy with a heart. In very good condition with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Desirable signed and with the original drawing of Snoopy. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

Schulz's beloved cartoons have won him the National Cartoonists Society's Humor Comic Strip Award in 1962, the Reuben Award for 1955 and 1964, the Society's Elzie Segar Award in 1980, and the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999. Interestingly, his cartoons have also awarded him an abundance of equally colorful honors and recognitions. In 1996, Schulz was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, adjacent to Walt Disney's. And for his interest in sports he was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993 and then the Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2007.