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Kovarsky's World by Anatol Kovarsky

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: book
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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Material: book
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Favorited by: 14 people

This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

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BOOK INFO -

Kovarsky's World - cartoons by Anatol Kovarsky. Published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1956.

First edition.

"A Borzoi Book".

Contents - The Artist's World / The Arab World / The Mythological World / The Costume World / The Rest of the World

Designed by Harry Ford.

Hardcover.

SIZE -

8.5 x 11.25 x .6 inches / 21.5 x 28.5 x 1.5 centimeters

CONDITION -

Please see the images above for an accurate representation of what the book looks like, but...

Ex-library book, so all the trappings of that (check-out card, some stampings, protective plastic covering, etc.)

A few smudges / stains on the pages throughout, as well as a few small tears in the bottom of the pages. Spine is semi-exposed towards the end, but all the pages are still tightly bound.

Let's be frank - this book is particularly musty, but it's so good! Good.... but musty. I think you can deal with the mustiness. But I thought I'd warn you.

ON THE JACKET FLAP -

Kovarsky's World is wide and funny: it takes in the harems of the Mysterious East and the Henry Moore stones and glass houses of the still more Mysterious West. The best cartoonists have their specialties. Thurber has his floppy, endearing dogs; Addams his fiendish family; George Price his unkempt, middle-aged gallants. Kovarsky--he's got Arabs and artists and models and thoughts on the cinemascope, all of which, of course, words cannot express. In this collection, his first, the most hilarious of his New Yorker cartoons are gathered together with forty entirely new lunacies in line.

Anatol Kovarsky has seen a good deal of the world that he draws so engagingly. He was born in Moscow, went to grade school in Warsaw, to college in Vienna, and to the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He has traveled through Europe and some of Asia and Africa. Since 1942 he has lived in America, where his work has appeared in many magazines, especially The New Yorker. An exhibition of Mr. Kovarsky's paintings was held at New York's Galerie Herve in April 1956. He lives in New York, and is married to the actress Lucille Patton.

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