House on East 88th Street


Author: Bernard Waber

Illustrator: Bernard Waber

WABER, Bernard. The House on East 88th Street. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1962. 8vo, 48pp. Greenish-yellow cloth pictorially stamped in olive. Color illustrations on every page. Spine ends a tad rubbed else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (rear panel a bit soiled, rest of dj slightly so, small chip at head of spine panel). With a bookplate signed and with a drawing of Lyle by the author/artist, Bernard Waber, laid in.

First edition. The introduction of Waber’s beloved Lyle the Crocodile. When the Primms move into their upper east side brownstone apartment, they are shocked to discover a performing crocodile living in their bathtub! The first of 9 books about Lyle.