"For the children, they mark, and the children, they know the place where the sidewalk ends": Rare First Edition of Where the Sidewalk Ends, Signed by Shel Silverstein
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings.
Item Number: 60017
New York: Harper & Row, 1974.
First edition of the author’s first collection of children’s poetry. Stated first edition on the copyright page. Small quarto, original brown cloth, illustrated. Signed by Shel Silverstein on the half-title page. Contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable, especially signed.
"The poems, ranging from serious to silly, from philosophical to ridiculous, allow the reader or listener the rhyme and rhythm of these nonsensical poems make them perfect for reading aloud to discover Silversteins greatest gift: his ability to understand the fears and wishes and silliness of children" (Silvey, 602).