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Vintage Book The Stag's Hornbook

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You want to know how people though in the early 1940's? Not much differently than today, actually, except they could express themselves better.

THE STAG’S HORNBOOK, edited by John McClure and published in 1943 by Alfred A. Knopf (Second Revised Edition, Second Printing) is a collection of semi-comic poetry aimed at the drinking man. It includes a new section of war poetry selected by William Rose Benet.

The hard covers are dark blue cloth with gold print and design on the spine and a gold illustration of a man reading on the front. The publisher’s colophon (trademark) is blind stamped on the bottom back corner. Corners are lightly bumped but otherwise the covers are very clean. There is no dust jacket. Top page edges appear darkened; there are brown marks (foxing) on the first three and last three pages; otherwise pages are clear.

The book is approximately 6” by 4” (16mo) and has 513 pages.

A collection of poetry originally published in 1918, this book contains many classics. Very clean and neat little book.


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