Shanghai's Schemozzle. Georgii Sapojnikoff, Sapajou, R. T. Peyton-Griffin, "In Parenthesis"
Shanghai's Schemozzle
Shanghai's Schemozzle
Shanghai's Schemozzle

Shanghai's Schemozzle

(Shanghai): (North-China Daily News & Herald, Ltd), (1937). First edition. Cartoons. Softcover. Quarto. Not paginated [36 leaves]. Near fine. Printed paper cover over saddle-stapled binding with original dark brown cord stitched through spine. Cover has some minor edge wear, a mild vertical crease to front panel, scattered brown spots to rear panel.

Rare collection of cartoons and humor from the Japanese attack on Shanghai in 1937. "Sapajou" was the pen name of Russian cartoonist Georgii Sapojnikoff, whose cartoons began appearing in the North-China Daily News in 1925. Together with Peyton-Griffin--the editor of the paper--they brilliantly convey the absurdity of this was as it was fought over the heads of the residents of Shanghai.

Item #671

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