The Kitbook For Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines: Favorite Stories, Verse, and Cartoons for the Entertainment of Servicemen Everywhere
Chicago: Consolidated Book Publishers, Inc., 1943.
First Edition. Hardcover.
First Edition, Second Issue. Contains "Hang of It", the first work by J.D. Salinger to be published in book form.
Dedicated to our fighting Yanks all over the world. A compilation of entertaining stories, poems, and cartoons for the enjoyment of American World War II troops. Among authors included here: J. D. Salinger, Margery Sharp, Elbert Hubbard, O. Henry, Rudyard Kipling, Ellery Queen, Damon Runyan, Pat Frank & Richard Armour.Item #901196
4-5/8 x 6-3/8", glossy pictorial paper over boards, pictorial endpapers, 336pp, 40 full-page color cartoons, 40 full-page black & white cartoons, vignettes throughout.
Indentations and bumping to boards, general toning to leaves, faint moisture staining to upper corner of plates in first 100pp of book, no owner’s marks, tight, good+, nice copy of a book meant to be shared by servicemen and women.