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6 Books with Herblock, Ripley, Hungerford, “New Yorker” and “Evening Star” Cartoons.

Lot 781. 6 Books with Herblock, Ripley, Hungerford, “New Yorker” and “Evening Star” Cartoons. Herbert Block, better known as Herblock, is one of the most honored editorial cartoonists in U.S. history. In a career that spanned more than seven decades, he won a Pulitzer Prize three times for editorial cartooning (1942, 1954, 1979), shared a fourth Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for Public Service on Watergate, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, and became a member of the National Cartoonists Society Hall of Fame in 1979. He was chief editorial cartoonist for “The Washington Post” from 1944-2001. Block is represented here by two books: “The Herblock Book,´1952 first edition, vg hardback with light stains at the top of the front and back covers, g+ dust jacket, 244 pages; and “Herblock’s Here and Now,” 1955 first printing, vg-near fine hardback, g-vg dust jacket, 280 pages. Robert L. Ripley’s work appears in “Believe it or Not!” by Ripley from 1929. The 64-page softcover has Charles Lindbergh’s “Spirt of St. Louis” airplane on the front cover, and Buffalo Bill on the back. Babe Ruth receives a full page inside. F+, complete with pages that are generally vg. Cy Hungerford created editorial cartoons for the “Pittsburgh Post-Gazette” from 1927-77. “Hungerford’s Own Selection of His Best Cartoons for 1934” is a 28-page 6.75” x 10” softcover with 23 full-page cartoons. The covers are marginally attached with tape, and the front cover has pencil marks at the bottom. The pages are ex. The “Evening Star” of Washington, D.C., presents full-page cartoons on 89 of 92 pages in “The Campaign of ’52 in ‘Star’ Cartoons.” Presidential candidates Eisenhower and Stevenson are on the cover of the magazine-size vg publication, which has corner chips on the front cover and first four pages. “The New Yorker” is widely recognized for its cartoons, which often offer a perspective on social issues. Hundreds of these cartoons are presented in “The New Yorker Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Album 1925-1950,” first edition hardback from 1951, technically g+ with no dust jacket, 250 ex pages. Winning Bid $10.    

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