Just Peanuts - unsalted, unroasted - just plain Peanuts - that's what you get in this delightful beginning of what will be over 20 volumes - my daughter has my Christmas gifts all lined up for the next 20 years! And I read each volume from start to finish within a week or so. Saturation Peanuts.
So far I've gotten 1950-52 (1st Vol. begins with the first strip on Oct. 2, 1950), 1953-54(Vol 2); 1955-56 (Vol 3) and 1957-58 (Vol 4). Each volume begins with a with a witty three page essay by some well known person: Vol 1 - Garrison Keillor, Vol 2 - Walter Cronkite, Vol 3 Matt Groening (Creator of the Simpsons, writer, producer, a cartoonist in his own right), and Vol 4 Jonathan Franzen (Fulbright Scholar, author of The Connections [winner of National Book Award] and writer for the New Yorker).
WHAT A TREASURE!