Each hardcover (12.2 x 10.7 inches or 31 x 27.5 cm) features the same second and third of cover. This set contains every daily and Sunday (in full-color) cartoon that were published from 1985 to 1995, and numerous extra art. All strips are dated at the bottom of each pages.
Let's start with book one (492 pages):
|second/third of cover|
It features a one page acknowledgments written by Bill Watterson followed by a 13 pages illustrated introduction also by the hand of the author (including early versions and a picture of Watterson's cat Sprite that has inspired Hobbes).
This first volume covers the period from November 18 1985 to October 1st 1988. Notice that the missing strip for 28th November 1985 is still and again missing.
Here is the alternative missing strip:
|from calvin & hobbes wiki page|
Now let's take a look at book 2 (480 pages):
This one covers the period from October 2nd 1988 (plus two Sunday from September 18 an 25 1988) to April 26 1992. Note that previous paperbacks covers are included among the main material.
And here we finish with book three (482 pages):
This last volume covers the period from April 27 1992 to December 31 1995 (an emotional very last strip).
|Calvin And Hobbes very last strip|