Publisher Rockefeller Center, New York Pocket Books Incorporated 1949
Seller ID 2488
292 pgs. Good to Very Good condition vintage paperback. May 1949 first pocket book edition, with Gertrude the kangaroo logo design inside covers and red text block edges. Binding sound, light rubbing along spine edges and margins, pages are clean and unmarked, with uniform age darkening along margins. A huge variety of stories, articles and poems in a tiny package by renowned writers and poets, this format was originally intended as a small take-along for a weekend holiday or the like. Table of Contents, Introduction by Philip Van Doren Stern, Valedictory by MacKinlay Kantor, A Cup of Tea by Katherine Mansfield, The Gioconda Smile by Aldous Huxley, Specter of the Rose by Ben Hecht, Who Lived and Died Believing by Nancy Hale, A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.by Carson McCullers, Hookby Walter Van Tilburg Clark, The Little Gentleman by Booth Tarkington, LuKundo by Edward Lucas White, The Beast With Five Fingers by W.F.Harvey, Not Having the Tourist Mind by J.B. Priestley, On Being Found Out by William Makepeace Thackeray, The Dog That Bit People by James Thurber, On Nice Fellows by Damon Runyon, Kitchen Bouquet by S.J. Perelman, The Jungle Sluggard by William Beebe, Waterspouts by Charles Fitzhugh Talman, The Cherry-Tree Carol an Old English Ballad, To the Memory of My Beloved Master William Shakespeare by Ben Jonson, Song by John Donne, The Clod and the Pebble by William Blake, The Solitary Reaper by William Wordsworth, On the Grasshopper and Cricket by John Keats, The Buried Life by Matthew Arnold, Memorabilia by Robert Browning, Ballade Made in the Hot Weather by W.E. Henley, To a Locomotive in Winter by Walt Whitman, The Latest Decalogue by Arthur Hugh Clough, The Lake Isle of Innisfree by William Butler Yeats, The Hill by Rupert Brooke, The Listeners by Walter de la Mare, I Think Continually of Those by Stephen Spender, I Never See the Red Rose Crown of the Year by John Masefield, Mending Wall by Robert Frost, In an Auction Room by Christopher Morley, Grass by Carl Sandburg. #2488.