1974 WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS - Banned - The Gypsies Are Coming Hardcover DJ

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This is a 1974 hardcover edition of Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein published by Harper and Row. It contains the poem the Gypsies are Coming as seen in the photographs. The dust jacket shows some wear around the edges with a couple small chips missing. The interior pages are structurally sound and are tight and clean without any inscriptions, highlighting, or dog-eared pages. The boards are tan with brown lettering on the spine.

On page 50 of Where the Sidewalk Ends a poem is printed that is highly controversial. In the earliest printings, the poem on the page was titled The Gypsies. The term has been used to describe the Roma (or Romani) ethnic group of Europe and elsewhere. Some view gypsy as a pejorative term. In later printings, Harper & Row substituted the word Googies for Gypsies, but left everything else in place. If you are a collector of banned books, this is often collected.

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