STORIES BY "KODAK" Sydney: The Endeavor Press, . Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-255 [256: publisher's imprint], approximately thirty black-and-white illustrations throughout the text by David Low, original navy blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange. First edition. Collection of thirty-one short stories, comical in tone (as are the illustrations), with several that are fantastic or science fictional, including "The Automatic Barmaid", "The Municipal Dragon," and "The Chemical Feeder." The stories were collected from Australian newspapers (THE [SYDNEY] BULLETIN and THE LONE HAND). The author died in 1925 at the age of 43. The illustrator, born in New Zealand of Scotch-Irish parents, had an illustrious career, moving to England in 1919. He became famous for his caricatures of Hitler and Mussolini, but also traveled to Russia and documented the brutality of life there under Stalin. One of his cartoon characters was Colonel Blimp. He was knighted in 1962. The present title is not well-known in his bibliography and is of particular value for documenting early work that otherwise could be found only in periodicals. Cloth scuffed at edges and rubbed, foxing, mostly to preliminary and terminal leaves and edges of text block, a good copy of a scarce book. COPAC records only one copy (British Library). (#112879).
"First Published, 1933" on copyright page.