THE STRAY LAMB. Thorne Smith.


New York: Editions for the Armed Services, Inc., [1944]. Small octavo (oblong), pictorial wrappers. Armed Services Edition and first paperback edition. ASE K-15. The Armed Services Editions was a significant historical project between U.S. government and major U.S. publishing to mass produce portable entertainment for the men at war. The books, introduced in 1943, were produced in ever increasing numbers as WW II progressed, eventually reaching over 150,000 copies per title. Managing production was Philip Van Doren Stern the former executive editor of Pocket Books. Manning, When Books Went to War. Creasing and rubbing, clear tape to upper spine, a good copy. (25126). Item #25126

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