The Lancashire Lad: The Misadventures of Albert, Wallace the Lion, Herbert the 'oly Terror, and others, as narrated by Pat O'Malley and illustrated by George Price
by O'Malley, Pat
New York: Howell, Soskin & Co.. Very Good. (c.1940). First Edition. Hardcover. (paper-covered boards, no dust jacket) [a bit of damage to the spine ends (more pronounced at the top, with about half an inch of the spine covering missing), moderate bumping and slight exposure of board at several corners, small stain near upper left corner of front cover; still and all, an attractive book]. (cartoon drawings) Seven stories-in-verse, apparently recited by O'Malley (an English singer and character actor known more widely as J. Pat O'Malley) on (per the book's cover) "the famous Alec Templeton radio program." (Templeton was a Welsh musician and satirist who hosted a variety program on American radio intermittently between 1939 and 1947.) Contents (with writers credited as noted): "Herbert Pinwinkle" (by J. Wallace); "Sam Small and Paul Revere" (by Paul Gerard Smith); "The Hero" (Wallace); "Herbert and the Electricity" (Smith); "Herbie is Deported" (Smith); "The Sufferer" (no author credited); and "Herbert and the Kidnappers" (Smith). . (Inventory #: 24577)
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