MOON MULLINS ( cover title MOON MULLINS BIG BOOK )
Edition: First edition.
New York: Cupples & Leon, 1930. Plain green cloth spine and colour pictorial boards. pp 126, unpaged. Wear and softening to outer corners; moderate cover soiling but nothing distracting; front free endpaper has vertical creases, creases and nick to lower outer correr, and Xmas, 1930, ink gift inscription; cracked inner hinges neatly and unobtrusively repaired with rice paper; yellowing to page edges; boards rubbed at edges; in all, good externally, internally VG or better - clean and unworn. Reprints comic strips which first appeared in the Chicago Tribune 1926-28. "Moon Mullins was an American comic strip which had a run as both a daily and Sunday feature from June 19, 1923 to June 2, 1991. Syndicated by the Chicago Tribune/New York News Syndicate, the strip depicts the lives of diverse lowbrow characters who reside at the Schmaltz (later Plushbottom) boarding house. The central character, Moon (short for Moonshine), is a would-be prizefighter-perpetually strapped for cash but with a roguish appetite for vice and high living. Moon took a room in the boarding house at 1323 Wump Street in 1924 and never left, staying on for 67 years." - Wikipedia. Contains a certain amount of racist "coon" humour, common at the time.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover