New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo [21 cm] Orange cloth over boards with blue ink stamped lettering and four double-ruled lines on the backstrip and front cover. Good. The spine and covers are lightly scratched, soiled and stained, and the top edge of the text block is a bit foxed. The text block is cracked at the beginning. With the dust jacket in fair only condition. The jacket is mildly rubbed and age-toned, and has multiple closed and open tears in the edges and along the folds. The tears have been backed with large strips of paper. Item #42373
Life and Love Among the Acrobats Told Entirely in Pictures. New York City-born cartoonist and muralist, William Gropper, was known for his depictions of the harsh reality of social injustices in everyday life, for his defense of the working class, and for his satirical representations of the elite and powerful. Several years before publishing this work, Gropper traveled to Moscow with the noted authors, Theodore Dreiser and Sinclair Lewis, as a guest of the Conference on Cultural Relations of Soviet Russia. The result of this experience was his book, "Fifty-six Drawings of U.S.S.R."