[Item #59294] Hunger and Revolt: Cartoons by Burck. Jacob BURCK, aka Yankel Boczkowsky.

Hunger and Revolt: Cartoons by Burck

New York: The Daily Worker, 1935. First Edition. First printing. Limited issue; no. 50 of 100 clothbound copies signed by Burck. Quarto; tan buckram with titles and decorations stamped in brown on front and rear covers; 247pp. A lovely, fine copy, free of soiling or wear. There was a simultaneous trade issue in pictorial wrappers.

The very scarce limited issue of this compilation of Burck's Depression-era cartoons, most originally published in the Daily Worker and The New Masses. Burck trained at the Art Students' League under Boardman Robinson; became the full-time editorial cartoonist for the Daily Worker in 1929, and worked as a political cartoonist for the rest of his life, though following a 1936 trip to the Soviet Union he renounced Communism and began working for mainstream periodicals including the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the Chicago Daily Times. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1941; survived a period of persecution during the 1950s Red Scare, and continued to produce new work until shortly before his death in 1982. This volume quite scarce, and the few copies we have seen previously were well-worn.

Price: $950.00

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