The Lonely Ones
The Lonely Ones

STEIG, William. The Lonely Ones,.

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STEIG, William. The Lonely Ones, New York. Duell Sloan and Pearce. 1942.

8vo., original pictorial boards with dust wrapper. With 46 illustrations by William Steig. A little cocked, wrapper a little chipped with a little light rubbing and one small stain on spine, presentation ink inscription, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition with a Foreword by Wolcott Gibbs. "In The Lonely Ones Mr Steig offers us a series of impressions of people who have been set off from the rest of the world by certain private obsessions - usually, it seems, by a devotion to some particularly disastrous cliche of thought or behaviour. They are not necessarily unhappy - some of them, in fact, are obviously only too well pleased with themselves, and loneliness, or singularity is, of course, by no means an unhappy state - they are simply not quite like other girls and boys."
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37 cocktail napkins (of 40) with Steig designs taken from the book. Bernard Creations 1952. In original (repaired)box. Although 3 napkins are missing all 20 designs are featured.