1943 - 1978. Mostly First Editions. This collection includes 53 line items, more than 100 individual items chronicling the life and publications of Bill Mauldin, the greatest editorial cartoonist of The Greatest Generation. 28 books including three copies of Up Front, 1st Printing in Fine condition and a signed paperback copy (Bantam, 1947); Several extremely uncommon publications from the front including "Combat Tips" and "Sicily Sketch Book" SIGNED by 70 members of the 45th Inf. Division; 17 newspapers and magazines featuring Mauldin or illustrated by him; 2 SIGNED facsimiles of Willie and Joe cartoons, 2 Original pen and ink cartoons, printer ready in the style of Mauldin are featured; Ephemera from both of the Willie and Joe movies, posters and lobby cards; 70 first day issue stamps highlighting Mauldin and his characters; 11 Original black and white photographs, 3 scrapbooks and more. Everything has been catalogued and described, available upon request.
Bill Mauldin (1921-2003) became the youngest Pulitzer Prize winner in 1945 for his inciteful and heartfelt editorial cartoons which buoyed the spirts of soldiers during WWII. His characterization of the Infantry "Dogfaces" highlighted by the predicaments of Willie & Joe told the ironic story of the war through the eyes of the "Up Front" troops. Items are Very Good to Very Fine. Item #1248
"I was a born troublemaker and might as well earn a living at it." - Bill Mauldin.