New York: F-R Publishing Corporation, 1945. Paperback. 4to. Stiff color wrappers. 92pp. Illustrations, line drawings, advertisements (some color). Near fine. Faintest of edgewear only. Item #44723
Attractive, tight copy (Volume XXI, Number 6) of the famed weekly begun in 1925. Front wrapper art by Russian-born American illustrator Constantin Alajalov (1900-87), the only artist to paint covers for both "The New Yorker" and "The Saturday Evening Post," often remembered for his famed cubist-style watercolor front covers. Depicts the late-night inside of a commuter train compartment, with most passengers (including a soldier and sailor) sound asleep except for the dressed-up older couple in the foreground, who are enjoying an elaborate picnic dinner.