A ROOKIE IN CAMP POLK, by Pvt Ned Eller - 1942
A Rookie in Camp Polk
by Private Ned Eller
Published by: Ray C. Beery Syndicate, 1942.
Softback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- Volume displays mild overall aging and wear to covers and interior.
- Covers are in paper, and feature monochrome red and white illustration on front.
- Wraps display overall rubbing and edgewear with creasing, pronounced on back.
- Spine is secured with binder's tape over staple, with 1.25" crack at foot, exposing textblock along lower quarter. (See photos)
- Binding is secure.
- Interior is well preserved, with mild overall toning and rare foxing.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Textblock edges exhibit commensurate toning.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
26 pages. 13.75 x 4 inches.
Ned Eller's first person narrative is an entertaining comic on the adventures of a newly recruited Private who takes his first steps in army training camp. Through the fun images and dialogues the not-so-fun misadventures and harshness of training camp are presented in a sympathetic light, through the eyes of the main character. Camp Polk is a former military installation in Oregon. The comic was published by Ray C. Beery as one of a series of comics on various aspects of life.
This book was sometimes published with different camp names, and also in weekly camp newspapers around the country for about eighteen months, the run ending when Pvt. Eller was assigned to duty with the Army in the Pacific.
Unique size to accommodate newspaper-style comic strips in an extra-wide book. Comics and dialogues inside.
AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.
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