New York: Harper & Row, 1976. First edition. A Near Fine copy of the book with the spine a bit cocked and the top-edge a trifle dusty. In a Near Fine dust jacket with minimal wear.
"Few storytellers have immunized us against our adult dullness, generation after generation, more potently than Shel Silverstein...In 1976, The missing Piece was published -- a minimalist, maximally wonderful allegory at the heart of which is the emboldening message that true love doesn't complete us, even though at first it might appear to, but it lets us grow and helps us become more fully ourselves" (Popova). Charmingly illustrated, with an important lesson for all readers. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. (Item #2524)