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EXTRAORDINARY, out-of-print wartime book on entertaining. Unique glimpse of military social life during 1940's wartime!!
Collector's 1943 first edition, first printing historical hardcover book - Parties in Wartime. Has original unclipped dust jacket, $1.50 price on flap. Author: Louise Bell, Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Co., New York, London, Copyright, 1943. Not ex-library. No isbn.
Fantastic black & white frontispiece glossy photograph. Photo doesn't fully capture hue & detail; wait until you see. Photograph Caption: Recruited to a Military Party, the Players Try Their Luck at Making Sure-fire Hits on Berlin and Tokyo.
DJ Flap: A new galaxy of successful plans for parties, especially adapted to wartime days of restricted budgets. All of them have the touch of Mrs. Bell's genius, which has been put to the proof by successful hostesses.
Here are complete details for games, stunts, contests, costumes, prizes, invitations, recipes and menus ready for use, suggestions for original quiz games, cryptograms etc. All kinds of holiday parties too. An invaluable aid to war workers and other hostesses planning for relaxation and enjoyment with their friends after the day's work is over.
The author is well known for her popular magazine articles on household problems and her many helpful books, including: Successful Parties, Having a Party, Jane Louise's Cook Book and Kitchen Fun.
RECREATION magazine says: Timely book of simple, inexpensive parties keyed to wartime conditions. Many have been enjoyed by service men on furlough & boys from army camps and bases. Some of best suggested and demonstrated by boys themselves.
Harcover, original unclipped red, white and blue dustjacket -$1.50 flap, red cloth boards, block titles, 160 pages, 8" x 6". Illustration BRIGHT. Binding tight. No isbn. We love any provenance: Fbep owner inscription, name and 1944 date in pen. Owner initials-number on title page in pencil.
Excellent vintage condition. Hardcover excellent/bright/sharp/clean-light shelfwear. Pages excellent/bright/clean-minimal wear. Fbep some wear-light foxing. DJ bright/general shelfwear including foxing-scuffing-chipping-spine piece missing/3 pieces interior clear tape. All photos that look blurry are just pictures; text excellent and clear.
Do not pass up this rare gem; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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