New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1953. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 5 3/4 X 8 1/2 Inches. Very Good / Good. Item #1399
Stated First Edition copy. Original price of $2.50 intact on front flap of DJ. Signed and inscribed by Blechman on the FFEP. Signed, "To Olie, who encouraged me... when I needed it most, Bob." Accompanied by an original hand-colored sketch of Olie and Bob! A rare signed copy of Blechman's first book. Noted in comic circles as a very early example of the graphic novel; essentially a graphic novel before there was such a thing as a graphic novel. Blechman has become a highly successful commercial artist with his work adorning many New Yorker covers over the years. Light scuffing to boards. Foxing and toning. DJ worn at edges with a few shallow chips and closed tears. A rare DJ in any condition.