Item #40810 Harry, the Rat with Women. Jules Feiffer.

Inscribed with a Cartoon

Harry, the Rat with Women.

New York: McGraw-Hill, (1963).

Price: $500.00

About the item

1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed with a Cartoon. Dual cloth. Fine in chipped dust jacket.

Item #40810

Feiffer's witty and touching inscription to the famed New York columnist, Leonard Lyons, extends over the first four preliminary pages, with an accompanying cartoon: "For -> Leonard -> Lyons -> -never a rat with a woman or anyone else." The running cartoon at the bottom of each page culminates in a drawing of a woman smiling contentedly before a large flower.

Leonard Lyons was for many years one of New York's most prominent journalists. His column in the New York Post, "The Lyons' Den" was widely read and immensely popular during the many years since its commencement in 1934. Unlike many of his colleagues, however, Lyons was highly respected for his fairness and highmindedness. According to Ralph Blumenthal in STORK CLUB (Boston, 2000), "Lyons didn't believe in writing about romances and divorces. Nor, it was said, did he ever violate a confidence ... He corresponded with world leaders and literary giants ..." (p. 131).