This paperback book is copyright 1980 and is marked as a First edition March 1980. The book contains black and white cartoons. The first cartoon in the book is Jon Arbuckle introducing himself & Garfield. On the back cover is the story that "Garfield was born in the kitchen of an Italian restaurant on a winter's night in 1978 ...Garfield thought he was a goner until Jon Arbuckle walked in the door". Wear on the cover but inside appears to be complete. Previously owned but in good condition.