What this is, exactly, is an illustrated and quite sturdy slip-cover containing both volume one and volume two of the Fantagraphics edition of the Complete Peanuts. Make no mistake: these are the exact same books that you would purchase indivudually and that are priced at $28.95 each. So, if you had been meaning to get started with this series, but hadn't managed to get around to it, you're in luck: Now you can get the first two volumes and a snazzy slipcase and save on the bargain, to boot. And, of course, this item is pretty much a guaranteed success story as a holiday gift -- as it is obviously intended to be. If, however, you already purchased the first volume, and are now experiencing angst-ridden envy at the thought of missing out on this cool slipcase -- don't! You can still buy this, place your old copy of the first volume in the slipcase, and then give the first volume as a gift; thereby creating a win-win situation.