Chicago, IL: Esquire, 1939. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Item #32938
Limited edition. Twelve short chapters discuss the history and character of Esquire Magazine from it's inception in 1933 through 1938. These chapters are followed by ten "exhibits" that testify to it's degree of sophistication in both literary content and cartoons. The "exhibits", or short stories, include: NEVER COME MONDAY by Eric Knight, THE SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO by Ernest Hemingway, I MIX THE DRINKS by W.B. Lytton, and UNCLE FONSE LAUGHED by Jesse Stuart. Twenty full color tipped-in plates by various illustrators as well as black and white illustrations. 188 pages. Book measures 5"x7.5". Red pebbled cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spine and covers. All three sides of textblock are gilt. Slight toning to end papers else a fine.