New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938 First edition. A very good copy, bound in the publisher's coarse beige cloth, with minor wear to the spine head and tail, slight toning to the spine, slight cracking to the spine head at the half-title page, former owner's signature to the front free endpaper, else clean and fresh, in an original pictorial dust jacket featuring an illustration by William Henry Cotton, with chipping and slight loss to the spine and corners, slight chipping and small tears to the edges, rubbing and smudging across the panels, slight wear to the hinges, diagonal tear across the bottom of the rear flap. Profiles from the New Yorker is a collection of twenty-three "Profiles" previously published in the New Yorker magazine. Each "Profile" provides an amusing yet informative sketch of the personality and career highlights of a given celebrity or public figure. Included in this volume are profiles of Queen Mary, Elizabeth Arden, Harpo Marx, and Georgia O'Keefe, amongst others. The volume is prefaced by Clifton Fadiman, who was then a book editor for The New Yorker. The dust jacket illustration also comes from a New Yorker staff member, as William Cotton was an illustrator in the "Profiles" department at the time.. Illus. by Cotton, William Henry. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Good/Dust Jacket Included. (Inventory #: FC001)
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