Westward Ha!

Around The World In 80 Cliches

Publisher Simon & Schuster
Year 1948
Edition FIRST
Printing SIXTH
Pages 159
Condition Very Good
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Simon and Schuster, NY, 1948. FIRST EDITION, 6th printing. Illustrated by Al Hirschfeld. Square 8vo. In very good condition. The cover of the book and the illustrations are very clean. The illustrations are perfect. The drawings by Hirchfield are by themselves worth the price of admission to this humorous foray into world travel undertaken a few years after the end of the second world war. The author and artist visited Hollywood, Shanghai, Singapore, Siam, Ceylon, India, Suez, Cairo, Alexandra, and som "luckless" European cities. Here is what is aid of Paris at the time: ".it was one of the more woeful locales west of Shangahi; the food scarcity was acute, the cost of living was astronomical, and a pall of fulitity and cynicism hung over the inhabitants.". A plethora of Hirschfeld black and white illustrations with color backgrounds. This volume is uniform in design and layout with Listen to the Mocking Bird and The Swiss Family Perelman. "Perelman is the master of the comic essay.among contemporary writers perhaps only Vladimir Nabokov is as bookishly allusive as Perelman, and literary people have been delighted to find both writers putting their specialized world and its particulars to such elegant use." - Douglas Fowler. Written by his friend S.J. Perelman. This 1948 Hardcover is subtitled "Around the world in 80 Cliches" Fabulous Drawings by Hirschfeld - Since his death this edition book has become RARE and HARD TO FIND! Its loaded with 43 wonderful illustrations. 159 pages.