A New Collection Of Pieces About People
|Publisher||SIMON & SCHUSTER|
Simon & Schuster, 1952. FIRST EDITION, first printing stated. 8 1/2" x 5 3/4". Very good condition, tightly bound with neat former owner name date "June 11, 1952" on front endpage. Scarce original black dust jacket with red title variant, price clipped, edge wear and three small insignificant edge chips, now protected in mylar. "The book deals with my family, friends, teachers and collegues in Columbus, Ohio the lovely and colorful epople of whom I am especially fond." These are, as might be expected, wonderful people. The reader will find each one of them to be in some way unique and even extravagant, in the manner of great individuals born in the last century. The one word which best describes The Thurber Album is nostalgia -- nostalgia about the good old days in the Middle West, the days of carriages and tranquility -- nostalgia about a typical and important American city as a superb artist knew it and as it was known by his parents and their ancestors. Together, they add up to a wise, humorous and beautiful profile of the American Middle West in the past 150 years." Including a collection of photogrraphs at the back of the book. Light blue-grey boards over off white spine with facsimile of Thurber signature impressed on cover with spine titles color matching boards. Top edges stained black. 346 pages.