Neff, Wesley (cover illus).
Chicago. Ken, Inc., 05-19- 1938.
Vol. 1. No. 4. May 19, 1938 complete issue of magazine, color and black and white illustrations and ads, 106 pages, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, in color pictorial wrappers as issued. Covers lightly rubbed with and a few soft creases, light soiling on back cover; interior in good condition with some light foxing to a few pages, soft bands of wrinkling to mid left and right margins of color centerfold. This vintage magazine features a cover illustration by Wesley Neff of a Japanese man holding a camera and includes: "The Old Man at the Bridge" by Ernest Hemingway, "Land of Refuge" (Zionism and Israel) by Meyer Levin, Underhanded Underground Japan; plus color centerfold illustration "The New Lilliput" by Derso and Kelen showing Adolph Hitler lounging in a field surrounded by miniature caricatures of world leaders. A piece on "Lenin, Trotsky and Mussolini" is written by Dr. Angelica Balabanoff, who knew all three men and was excommunicated from the Third Internationale. Publication of the magazine lasted for just over two years (ceasing in 1939); it was described by the editor, Arnold Gingrich, as "A magazine of unfamiliar fact and informed opinion, filling in the shadows cast by coming events all over the world; equally opposed to the development of dictatorship from either Left or Right, whose one fixed editioral aim is to give unhampered and unbiased demonstration of whatever dangers threaten this our democracy from without and within, in accord with the Lincolnian dictum of 'Let the people know the truth and this country is safe.'" Item #42719