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Books by (primarily) American humorists and illustrators, with a focus on the art of those who contributed to the New Yorker Magazine from the 1920ís through the 1950ís.

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Price, George; foreword by Robert M. Coates, George Price's Ice Cold War, New York, Henry Schuman, 1951, (presumed first edition), 4to (11.25" x 8.25"), HB, gray cloth boards w/ green embossed spine titles; black, white & yellow paper wraps, VG- / Fair. Extremities bumped, bookplate to front pastedown, owner's dedication on ffep, interior clean & tight. DJ darkened/soiled, 2/3 loss at the spine, edges chipped, rubbed.

95 pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w.

In these 166 drawings of "particular" figures of the day and "general" types of note, (all previously unpublished save for fourteen that appeared in Fortune magazine), the New Yorker cartoonist applies his inimitable hand to a visual commentary on the American public scene at mid-century. His celebrity portraits, political satire and social observations are lent extra bite with captions borrowed from Shakespeare.

Caricatures of the following are included: Arthur Godfey, Morton Downey, Hedda Hopper, Major Geoge Fielding Eliot, Whittaker Chambers, Ed Sullivan, Jack Warner, Louis B. Mayer, Sam Goldwyn, William Randolf Hearst, Walter Winchell, Bennett Cerf, Danton Walker, John Foster Dulles, Lowell Thomas, Frank Nitti, Frank Costello, Herbert Hoover, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, Hildegarde, Sen. Joe McCarthy, Andre Kostelanetz, Sherman Billingsley, J. Edgar Hoover among many others.    [Book ID # 1061]


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