New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1988). Single volume, measuring 10 x 8 inches: . Original brown cloth lettered in gilt, lavender endpapers, original unclipped color pictorial dust jacket. Color illustrations throughout text. Spine lightly sunned, short tape repair to verso of jacket.
First edition of William Steig’s tale of a boy caught in the throes of self-pity: “That evening Spinky’s father gave him a long lecture. He said even though Spinky was wrong to sulk like a baby, everyone still loved him anyway. In fact, maybe he didn't realize it, but he was one of the most popular of the three children.” New Yorker contributor Steig won the 1970 Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, and Caldecott and Newbery Honors for later books; Spinky Sulks was a New York Times Notable Children’s Book of the Year for 1988. A near-fine copy.