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Charles M. Schulz
CHARLES M. SCHULZ "Sandlot Peanuts" (1977) SIGNED First Edition QUITE RARE
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine in archival protective cover. First Edition, First Printing is indicated by the full number line on the copyright page. SIGNED on the front free endpaper by Charles Schulz. Signed copies of this title are extraordinarily RARE. "Abner Doubleday may or may not have invented the game of baseball, but it can safely be said that Peanuts has reinvented it. No other sport, indeed no other facet of life, has proved a more delightful mainstay of Peanuts humor, or a firmer bedrock of Peanuts wisdom. (Does Charlie Brown on his pitcher's mound represent Job on his ash heap, as one critic has pondered?) With never a win to their credit, Charlie Brown and his hapless teammates hang in there, surviving one hilarious disaster after another, their views of life undimmed by either continual blunder or occasional brilliance. Here, collected for the first time in one volume, is the cream of Peanuts and baseball -- 640 daily and Sunday strips, with 80 pages in full color. No special knowledge of the game is required to enjoy what happens when Charlie Brown takes the field -- full of strategy and optimism -- with his singular teammates arrayed in questionable support: among them, a catcher who worships Beethoven, a four-legged shortstop, a second baseman attached to a security blanket, and a chronic fussbudget in the outfield. All the great episodes of Peanuts-on-the-diamond are here: Snoopy's pursuit of Babe Ruth's home-run record; Charlie Brown's encounter with his hero of heroes, J … [Click Below for Full Description]
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