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Desert Rat Sketch Book Written and illustrated, on-the-spot, in fill colour by Clifford Saber With forewords by Tom Lea and Stephen Galatti
Sketchbook Press, New York, 1959. First Edition. Landscape 4to. 187pp. Beige buckram lettered in gold at spine and with Saber's holograph signature gold-stamped to upper board. Map-illustrated colour endpapers. Illustrated with forty-five magnificent full page colour drawings, plus dozens of other drawings in the text, many coloured. Six leaves creased, probably a production fault and some light miscellaneous staining to the fore edge margin of a preliminary leaf. Backstrip lightly tanned. A very good copy of a most delightful and elusive item, housed in original stiff card slipcase, a little chafed at some edges and with a short split to one natural fold. A pictorial record of the everyday life of a Desert Rat, created during the ten-month period the author served as a volunteer ambulance driver with the 8th Army; and accompanied by edited extracts from his letters home.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.
      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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