New York: F-R Publishing Corporation, 1944. Paperback. 4to. Stiff color wrappers. 56pp. Illustrations, line drawings, advertisements (some color). Very good. Mild edgewear and bit of rubbing to outer wrapper (only), else tight and nice. Item #46695
Tight and nice copy (Volume XX, Number 46) 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. Evocative scene shows a late night New York subway car interior: workers with lunch pails, snoozing gent in evening attire clutching party favors returning from a party, etc. One of the usual range of fine cartoons is an "Addams Family" scene by Charles Addams, a regular cartoon contributor since 1938.