Trylongs and Perisites


Published by Greystone Press, New York, 1939
Condition: Nearfine Hardcover
From Hirschfeld Galleries (Saint Louis, MO, U.S.A.)

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Yes, this unpaginated fully illustrated masterwork of staire and humor, being an increasingly well respected and energetically applauded offering it is proudly presented with great and well deserved hubris by Hirschfeld Galleries in BOTH the publishers original binding and original dustwrapper. The binding is orange, white, and blue pictorial paper-covered boards and this cherub is rock solid, tight and clean, AAA all the unbumped way. The unclipped jacket is also in great shape, save for very light edgewear. But not to worry or be sad, for said imperfection is made barely noticeably, since, on the very positive side of things, the jacket is now and forevermore protected from any future ambient abuse and resulting degradation by professionally fitted and applied yet instantly removable Brodart mylar. Very humorous collection of bogus letters, stories, and cartoons all instructing New Yorkers on how to deal with potential out of town visitors and never heard from relatives who will be trying to angle a free meal and place to stay for the New York World's Fair. Written in preparation of the anticipated 80,000,000 visitors to the 1939 World's Fair, this is a humerous guide for people living in the New York metropolitan area about surviving unwanted guests. The logo for The 1939 World's Fair was the Trylon (conical tower) and the Pensphere (orb); the title is a play on that.Inside the dust jacket is printed a sign for posting: Warning! Black Plague - All persons are hereby warned that these premises are quarantined for the duration of the World's Fair - Scram. A real one-of-a-kind publication. Alas, when all is said and done and the proverbial geese have come home to nest or roost, or whatever, and you're ready to decide to invest some of your hard-earned cash in this lofty offering, please consider that this book does indeed have the four absolute uppermost qualities we at Hirschfeld Galleries since 1931 have always sought, and demanded, in books: 1) excellence in content, 2) literary quality, 3) appealing design, and 4) significance of contribution. Another great altruistic offering opportunity for us and an even greater opportunity for self-actualized reception on your part. But enough of the lugubrious however allegorically wise jaw-jacking, enough said of the telluric parameters of select Hirschfeld Galleries' offerings such as this one which take on a life of their own and speak so very loudly for themselves. Read to learn and enjoy; go forth to share and enjoin. Research, analysis, dissertation, lucubrations or just enjoyment, this is the one. ACTUAL BOOK FOR SALE PICTURED. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006998

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Title: Trylongs and Perisites

Publisher: Greystone Press, New York

Publication Date: 1939

Binding: Pictorial Boards

Illustrator: Drawings

Book Condition: Nearfine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: Hardcover

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Hirschfeld Galleries, Established in 1930, is a full-line used, collectible, rare, and antiquarian book dealer located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Our collection comprises over 100,000 items, collected over 5 generations. We specialize in fine bindings, first editions, private press, early printed, and incunabula. We are happy to consult to institutions, private collectors, and the trade. We can offer appraisals, rare book searches, and collection advice.

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