"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.

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings.

Item Number: 4166

New York: Harper & Row, 1974.

First edition of the author’s first collection of children’s poetry. Small quarto, original brown cloth. Stated first edition on the copyright page. Signed by Shel Silverstein on the half title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with some light toning and wear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare, 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 Silverstein’s greatest gift: his ability to understand the fears and wishes and silliness of children" (Silvey, 602).