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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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Wheeler, Monroe (ed.), Britain at War, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1941, first edition, 4to (10.25" x 7.75"), HB, illus. butterscotch paper boards w/ b&w decorative titles; illus. white paper DJ w/ black titles, VG / VG. Shelfworn, extremities chipped, score from a blade near top edge of rear bd. DJ rubbed, edgeworn, 1" closed tear at top edge of both front & rear wraps.

97 pp. Profuse illus. An exhibition of works having to do with WWI and WWII in Britain. Short texts by T.S. Eliot ("Defense of the Islands"), Herbert Read ("The War as Seen by British Artists"), E.J. Carter (Architectural Reconstruction and War-Time Forms") and Carlos Dyer ("The Role of the Artist in Camouflage"). Also sections on paintings and drawings, photographs, cartoons, and posters. Laid in is a pamphlet, folded in half, entitled "Dinner Preceding the Opening of the Exhibition Britain at War, List of Guests"; it was attended by Guggenheims, Rockefellers, W. Somerset Maugham and Miss Ruth Draper among others.    [Book ID # 878]


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