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Prelutsky, Jack; Henson, Jim
Muppet Press / Random House, (New York), 1982. Inscribed first printing of this book of Muppet-themed poems, with lovely Christmas inscription in year of publication "from Kermit the Frog [flourish] & Jim." A whimsical tour of the Muppetverse, from Kermit's tadpole youth, to the mishaps of show rehearsal ("Sometimes the show is awful, / Sometimes it's even worse"), to the self-explanatory "Gonzo Will Do Anything." Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Swedish Chef, Statler and Waldorf, Scooter, and Animal: they're all given verses illustrated by Bruce McNally's expert hand. McNally was an artist and designer who worked as VP of Art and Design at the Jim Henson Company. 6.5'' x 4.5''. Original quarter cream cloth, green paper boards, Kermit vignette blind-stamped on front board, green metallic-lettered spine. In original unclipped ($4.95) color pictorial dust jacket. Color pictorial lily pond endpapers. Lavishly illustrated in color on almost every page. [56] pages. Inscribed in green ink on verso of front endpaper: "Christmas 1982 / to Frank & Robin - / from / Kermit / the / Frog [flourish] / & Jim." Book fine; just a touch of edgewear to jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Type Punch Matrix [Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.]
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