2018. Item #A6145
Cheek, Richard. Playing Soldier: The Books and Toys That Prepared Children for War, 1871-1918. NY: Grolier Club 2018. 472p, many hundreds of ills., all in color. New hardcover in d.j. ** A lavishly illustrated survey of the author's vast collection of military-related books, printed ephemera, games, etc., published for children in Germany, France, Great Britain, and the U.S. from the Franco-Prussian War through World War I. Text by the author plus bibliographic notes for all the items. Beautifully designed and produced, this a thought-provoking, imaginative introduction to a cultural field that warrants study in many directions. Very heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.