Oliver Herford, Excuse It Please
Herford, Oliver. Excuse It Please. First Edition. 1929. Book is in very good minus condition; dust jacket is in good plus condition—hinge is relaxed but all pages intact, pages show mild discoloration, and jacket shows paper loss to the corners, tiny chipping to the spine ends, and mild fading to the spine.
Written and illustrated by “the American Oscar Wilde” Oliver Herford, this book of light verse is charming. The subjects span the dimensions of the fashionable world, including: a reimagining of Cinderella; the frustrations of a Cubist romance; sonnets to hens crossing the road; and toasts to fashion, creditors, and “Our Lady Nicotine.” Includes b & w illustration.
“To some people even madness is preferable to oblivion.”