Navy Song Book. MUSIC, NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON ARMY AND NAVY CAMP MUSIC, John HELD.

Navy Song Book

Washington DC: Navy Department Commission on Training Camp Activities, 1919. First Edition. Collection of patriotic songs with illustrations by a young John Held, signed in image either "JH" or "J. Held," but otherwise unattributed to him. The noted Jazz Age cartoonist had already had work published in Vanity Fair, though after the United States entered World War I he worked for Naval Intelligence in Central America as an illustrator and cartographer. Oblong 12mo (10x13.5cm.); publisher's dark blue staple-bound card wrappers; [2],98pp.; chiefly musical scores, two full-page photographic illus., linocuts by John Held throughout. A hint of toning to wrapper extremities, else Very Good to Near Fine.

Price: $250.00

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