Wonderful O


Author: James Thurber

Illustrator: Marc Simont


THURBER, James. The Wonderful O. Illustrated by Marc Simont. NY: Simon & Schuster [1957]. 8vo, [vi] 73pp. Yellow quarter cloth stamped in navy with blue boards stamped in navy. Pictorial endpapers; two-color illustrations throughout. Spine ends a tad rubbed, slight sunning to upper edge of front board, else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (spine and upper edges a bit sunned). With a bookplate signed by the artist, Marc Simont, laid in.

First edition. The last of Thurber’s five original fairy tales for children, illustrated by his friend and frequent collaborator, Caldecott Medalist Marc Simont. A beloved, madcap fairy tale, filled with constant, complex wordplay, about an island society robbed of the wonders of the letter O.