PERELMAN, S. J., & Hirschfeld.
Westward Ha! Or, around the World in 80 Clichés.
Drawings by Hirschfeld.
First edition. Inscribed on the front free enpaper by Perelman, “To Ronald Searle with great admiration, S. J. Perelman, Christmas 1953”, and by Hirschfeld, “In admiration of Searle and [arrow pointing to Perelman’s signature], June /59”, with a sketched self-portrait by Hirschfeld. Ronald Searle was a cartoonist, best known for his illustrations for the Molesworth and St Trinian’s books.
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Octavo. Original yellow cloth, pink title panel to spine, illustration to front cover. With the dust-jacket. Numerous colour illustrations in the text. Some rubbing at the corners, head of spine and along bottom edge of covers, with some marks to front pastedown. An excellent copy in the price-clipped dust jacket, with a few small chips and a crease to top edge of panel.