I purchased this for my husband as a Christmas gift. It had been on his wish list. He LOVED it. He reads it at night before going to bed and hoots with laughter. Rarely does my husband EVER laugh. This appears to be the very first years of the PEANUTS comics. My husband noticed the very first ones are a little different than the ones we read in the seventies and eighties, so I guess they did evolve to a small degree. That however in no way detracts from the product. The set has two books: 1950-1952 and 1953-1954. The two volumes come in a nice storage box. Sharp and neat. Good quality of paper. Has nice dust jacket for each book.