Laugh It Off (Circa 1941)


First Edition of this Wonderful Collection of Humorous Poems About Britain's Homefront in World War II, Written by "Amos" and Illustrated by Laurie Taylor

Amos. Taylor, Laurie, illustrator. Laugh It Off. London: Raphael Tuck, circa 1941.

Oblong Quarto. Softcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of this entertaining book containing humorous poems about life on the homefront, with rhymes about land girls, air raids, fire wardens, and many of the other major characters of the time, beautifully color-illustrated by artist Laurie Taylor. Humor books like this one were a staple of World War II, helping civilians and soldiers alike to cope with the extreme circumstances of war. Laugh It Off is set apart by the beautiful illustrations, which elevate this book over others of the genre. This book is exceptionally rare in collectible condition. For reference, the only other copy currently available at the time of writing has a bootprint on it. A mere six institutional copies are listed in Worldcat. Small mark on margin of front wrapper from price sticker removal. A few very faint spots of soiling to wrappers. A rare and beautiful copy in near-fine condition.