Peter Arnos Hell of a Way To Run a Railroad, cartoon captions, naughty cartoons, first edition book, first printing book, cartoonist book

$20.25 $27.00

Super book, very much read. Hard to find vintage book. Peters Arnos, Hell of a Way to Run a Railroad. This is the first edition, first printing from 1956. Peter Arnos great cartoon satire who illustrated for the New Yorker for decades. According to the dust jacket, Hell of a Way to Run a Railroad is "the funniest, the merriest, the sharpest, the prettiest, and the nakedest" of Peter Arno's cartoon collections. Books dust jacket is worn and has tears, book pages are fully intact, price written on the inside front page in pencil. Book has been looked at a lot, pages are browning and stains at the top and bottom of cover, see all pictures which are part of the description. Rare find and a great adult coffee table book. Measures approx. 11 1/4" x 8 3/4" x 1/2".

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**Packing material is all recycled, so you are not receiving a cute package, but it will be packaged with lots of care.

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