FABLES FOR OUR TIME & FAMOUS POEMS ILLUSTRATED
Price: 40.00 USD
Garden City, New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1943. Quarto [4to: 10 1/4" x 7 3/4"], black & orange pictorial boards with Thurber's creatures, profusely illustrated with droll B&W cartoons drawn by Thurber for The New Yorker, viii + 124 pages. James Thurber (1894 - 1961) was a very popular American cartoonist, author, humorist, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit. He was best known for his cartoons and short stories published in The New Yorker, and thereafter collected in his numerous books. He was one of the most popular humorists of his time, as he celebrated the comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people. He co-wrote the Broadway comedy The Male Animal. His short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" has been adapted for film twice, once in 1947 and again in 2013. EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally & externally! Especially Fine because produced in 1943 during World War II, when paper was scarce and shoddy. First Thus Collected. Fine.