New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1948. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 124 pp. 8vo. Yellow and orange dust jacket with minor some wear and soiling, small chips and closed tears at edges, 3/4 triangle missing from the head of the front panel next to spine, price clipped, now in mylar cover. Boards are printed paper with black cloth spine and gold embossed titling; light scuffing to foot of front board from shelf wear. Striking red striped endpapers make a fabulous entrypoint to a volume that also showcases illustrations of works by Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Rouault, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Dunoyer de Segonzac. Clean and tight within. [Purcell 73]. Fine / Fine.
A fabulous example of Merle Armitage's ability to bring together writer, artists, and publisher in an exciting production that goes well beyond the text.