[ASSOCIATION COPIES] Three titles each inscribed with drawings to ROSE DOBBS, Osborn's editor at Coward-McCann: How to Shoot Ducks; How to Shoot Quail; How to Catch Trout
by Robert Osborn; Rose Dobbs
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Three illustrated 1941 Robert Osborn books inscribed to Rose DOBBS, editor at Coward-McCann; each is unpaginated and chiefly illustrated ; approx.13 x 20 cm. The three titles, which developed from an extended thank you letter sent to a friend, formed a series which sold well and in essence launched Osborn's career as a published author and illustrator with a unique, identifiable style. As he told an interviewer, when he produced the art for the first one he thought, Now there's an Osborn, now they look like Osborns (Oral archive)
How to Shoot Ducks. Coward-McCann (1941); printed covers with matching dust jacket. Inscribed with small comic drawing of two ducks, one saying, You can't fool me that's no decoy. To Rose Dobbs from R. Osborn. Also has a small drawing of a gun. Jacket toned and edges rubbed, short, closed tears.
How to Shoot Quail. [New York]; Coward-McCann (1941); printed covers with matching dust jacket. Inscribed with small comic drawing of an absurdly long rifle: To Dobbs from Osborn (R. Osborn to be exact).Jacket toned and with light edgewear.
How to Catch Trout. Coward-McCann (1941); printed covers with matching dust jacket. Inscribed with a drawing of a fisherman encountering a menacing trout. To Rose who stood the ??? in getting these books out. With many thanks, R. Osborn. Jacket chipped, worn.
Robert Osborn was born in 1904, studied at Yale before attempted to establish himself as a painter, later becoming a successful cartoonist and satirist artist. During the Second World War Osborn produced thousands of cartoons for U. S. Navy posters and military training booklets. The 1946 publication of War is No Damn Good! gained Osborn national attention & influenced a generation of political cartoonists. Osborn died in 1994.
Rose Dobbs, (1907?-1997),nee Rose Dobsewitz, was born in Russia and graduated from Julia Richman High School around 1924, the year the all female commercial high school moved from Greenwich Village to 67th Street. After serving as editor of the Richman yearbook and anglicizing her surname, she had a long career as an editor, primarily with Coward McCann, most notably as editor for Wanda Gag. She subsequently worked for several imprints acquired by Putnam, which bought Coward McCann in 1936. She wrote several children's books, served as editor of the Coward McCann in-house newsletter, and was a contributor to The Horn Book, among other periodicals. Reference: Smithsonian: Oral history interview with Robert Chesley Osborn, 1974 Oct. 21.
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- [ASSOCIATION COPIES] Three titles each inscribed with drawings to ROSE DOBBS, Osborn's editor at Coward-McCann
- Robert Osborn; Rose Dobbs
- Robert Osborn
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