Fables for Our Time

New York: Harper and Brothers, (1940).

Price: $200.00

First edition. Quarto. Small spot on front fly, else about fine in a nice, modestly age-toned, very good or better dustwrapper. Wonderful, illustrated fables with decidedly modern sensibilities, representing some of the best work by the longtime New Yorker staff member. Certainly better than usual copy.

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James Thurber
birth name: James Thurber
born: 12/8/1894
died: 11/2/1961

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American writer and cartoonist noted for his vison of the urban man as one who escapes into fantasy because he is befuddled and beset by a world that he neither created nor understands. Thurber's best-known portrait of this character is probably Walter Mitty. Thurber's stock characters-the snarling wife, her timid, hapless husband, and a roster of serene, silently observing animals-have become classics of urban mythology. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore