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Hardback, large oblong 8vo. 10 x 14.5 inches. In white linen covers with gilt lettering to spine and front. In yellow paper covered slip-case. Colour maps to endpapers. In very good condition with very good slip case (sc; part faded and rubbed, edges and corners bumped and chipped). Some darkening to spine on cloth. No penned inscriptions. Else a very clean and tight copy. xxxipp./188pp. Pictorial title-page. 139 mostly colour illustrations, many of which are full-page. The purpose of the book is "to depict the everyday life of the British 8th.Army soldier (or Desert Rat)" during the desert campaign on North Africa. The artist had been a volunteer American ambulance driver with the 8th Army. The pictures are often accompanied by facsimile handwritten notes.
Title: Desert Rat Sketch Book. Written and illustrated, on-the-spot, in full color. Forewords by Tom Lea and Stephen Galatti.
Categories: Military Subjects,
Publisher: New York, Sketchbook Press, 1959 1st edition.:
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Seller ID: 80481
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