Soglow-illustrated collection of New Yorker Newsbreaks written by E. B. White

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White, E. B. (Foreword).  Ho Hum: Newsbreaks from The New Yorker.  O. Soglow, Illus. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1931.

2nd printing. Binding: Hardcover (Original Cloth). Illustrator: Otto Soglow. Book Condition: Very Good+ Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Item Type: Book.

xi, 116 pages : illustrations ; Size: Around 7" or slightly taller - Duodecimo (12mo).

The book collects unintentionally funny news stories, along with a one-liner comment, most of which were written by E. B. White (only credited here as the writer of the forward). The illustrations that visualize the humor are line drawings by New Yorker artist Otto Soglow, most famous for his Little King character. According to the dust jacket, his printing is the “Second Large Printing.”

Bound in lime green cloth over boards with the title in purple on the spine and front cover. The spine shows just a little wear at the head and foot. Corners are sharp (though the top for the front cover is slightly bent in) and show minimal wear.

The unclipped ($1.00) dust jacket has chipping along the edges, all about 1/4" deep. There are 1/8" and 1" wide chips at the top of the front panel and a 5/8" wide chip at the bottom edge. The spine has wear at the head and a small chip at the foot of the rear fold. There is also a 1/4" open tear at the rear fold, extending onto the rear panel. The rear panel has a 1 1/2" wide chip at the top edge and a 1" wide chip at the bottom. The jacket is protected by an older clear Highsmith sleeve.

The text block is tight, bright (though slightly greyed) and unmarked. The top page edges are dark. The side and bottom page edges are browned.

Shipped Weight: 0 lbs 9 oz.

Inventory No: 1270.