A collection of some of the best humor found in American literature including satires, fables, poems, and parodiesA collection of some of the best humor found in American literature including satires, fables, poems, and parodiesRead Less
Good. Co-edited by husband and wife team E. B. White (1899-1985) and Katharine S. White (1892-1977), Coward McCann published the original edition of this title on November 7, 1941, the Armed Services Edition was issued in 1944 although the only copyright indicated is 1941. [Hall B5] The only book that the Whites collaborated on, the title went through multiple editions over the years, the last published in an abridged version in 1962. This edition is unique in that it is signed by both E.B. and Katharine S. White in pencil on the title page requesting that the book be returned to them at their home in No. Brooklin, Maine or to The New Yorker at 25 W. 43 St. in New York. Laid in are is a folded letter from John Y. Cole, Executive Director of The Center for the Book at the Library of Congress and dated March 15, 1983. The letter thanks E.B. White for his letter to Mr. Cole regarding the Armed Services Editions celebration held at the Library of Congress on in February of 1983 marking the 40th anniversary of the first titles published in that series. Also laid in is the folded photocopy of the Washington Post article on the celebration luncheon that was published on February 8, 1983. A rare and unique by two giants in the field of American letters. From the Estate of Joel (1930-1997) & Allene White. First Armed Services Edition. x, 438 pp. 32mo. Missing front cover, rear cover intact with penciled "X" across rear blurb promoting the title. Pages have darkened from age toning and quality paper. Armed Services Edition #F-176.
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