OUT of the SUN; Illustrated by Clayton Knight
Montgomery, Rutherford G.
Price: 35.00 USD
Washington Square, Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1943. 8vo, orange [sun-colored] cloth with black lettering & a tiny P-38 Lightning on spine & cameo of a pilot on the front cover, illustrated with 4 dynamic B&W full-page drawings, chapter heads, and vignettes by Clayton Knight who also did the splendid full color dust jacket which is reproduced as the frontispiece, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped), top page edges stained tan for dust protection by the publisher, 254 pages + [256: drawings of the four pilot characters]. Rutherford George Montgomery (1894 - 1985) was an American writer of Dick Tracey (1941-46) and children & young people's books. In addition to his given name, RGM used the pseudonyms A.A. Avery, Al Avery, Art Elder, E.P. Marshall, and Everitt Proctor. A number of his wartime adventures were published by Grosset & Dunlop. Clayton Knight also illustrated three of them. SUPERIOR CONDITION OVERALL: a few nicks and rubbing to the extremities of the otherwise BRILLIANT dj! First Edition. Fine.