Item #65089 The Pleasures of the Jazz Age. William Hodapp, John Held, Jacket Art.

The Pleasures of the Jazz Age

New York: Farrar, Strauss and Company, 1948. First edition. 417pp. Octavo [21 cm] Blue cloth over boards. Mild rubbing to the extremities. Gift inscription on the front free endpaper. In a price-clipped dust jacket illustrated by John Held Jr. The jacket is torn in three pieces and has a loss from the rear flap. The Utah artist, John Held Jr., was one of the best known magazine illustrators of the 1920s, and his designs for F. Scott Fitzgerald jackets became icons of the Jazz Age. Very Good / Fair. Item #65089

From the dust jacket- "A collection of almost fifty pieces by both American and foreign authors, The Pleasures of the Jazz Age is a comprehensive, representative, and entertaining picture of what was perhaps one of the most fabulous periods of modern times." Visually, nothing evokes that era as intensely as a John Held Jr. illustration, of which this dust jacket is an excellent example.

Price: $200.00

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