How to Remove the Cotton from a Bottle of Aspirin
Place Published: Garden City, NY
Publisher: Doubleday & Company
Date Published: 1959
Edition: First edition
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 49215
SIGNED. 95pp. Octavo [21.5] in glossy pictorial boards. Small chip and a few short tears to price-clipped jacket; rubbing to boards at extremities, else very light wear; ink name on front pastedown, else interior is unmarked; front hinge starting.
Signed and inscribed by Goldberg on front free endpaper: "To my good friend, Jules Alberti, one of God's finer inventions-- Rube Goldberg, Aug. 30, '59". Mr. Alberti was the founder of Endorsements, Inc., an advertising testimonial firm.Rube Goldberg's motto was "Do it the hard way". The cartoons in this book showcase three of the needlessly elaborate and endlessly delightful "machines" he was famous for. From the book: "These are step-by-step instructions, replete with gripping suspense, cliff-hangers, cowboys, Indians, miners, ICBM's, hippopotami, parades, and boll weevils."