New York: Pantheon, 1994. 8vo. 112 pages. Original cloth-backed boards; dust jacket. A fine copy. Item #406067
FIRST EDITION, first printing, the suppressed first state lacking the final two lines of verse on the last page. According to Spiegelman's agent, Deborah Karl, Pantheon finished publication of the book and sent out author's copies for review. Coming home on the train, Karl noticed the mistake on the last page and informed Spiegelman, whose initial reaction was to call for the entire run to be reprinted. Instead, Pantheon floated the lines in to correct the error and save costs. This is presumably one of only a small handful likely to have been preserved of this first issue.