Playing Soldier: The Books and Toys that Prepared Children for War, 1871-1918.

New York: Grolier Club, 2018. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 471, indexed, illustrated with over 1,200 color photographs. New in new dust jacket. Item #19305

This book was published to accompany the exhibition "Playing Soldier" that was on display at the Grolier Club in New York City in the fall of 2018. If you enjoyed Cheek's 2013 book "Selling the Dwelling," you're going to want to explore this one too. Cheek's obvious bibliomania and interest in the graphic arts of World War I and II led him to military children's books, magazines, posters, postcards, trade cards, and other forms of printed ephemera that connected youth to military life or wartime circumstances. A unique cultural, historic overview of Europe and the United States leading up to WWI. A visual feast and engrossing reading.

Price: $70.00

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