New York: F-R Publishing Corporation, 1940. Paperback. 4to. Stiff color wrappers. 68pp. Illustrations, line drawings, advertisements (some color). Near fine. Quite bold and bright and entirely free of edge tears. Item #44217
Tight and attractive copy (Volume XV, Number 52) of the famed weekly begun in 1925. Superb front wrapper art by the Russian-born American illustrator Constantin Alajalov (1900-87), the only artist to paint covers for both "The New Yorker" and "The Saturday Evening Post," best remembered for his famed cubist-style watercolor front covers. Scene here depicts the packed lobby of a theatre, the foreground crammed with smiling social elite and overflowing staircase in background trying to squeeze in. An exceptional condition copy with killer graphics.