Lot 43: VARGA, Alberto: The Esquire Calendar for 1941 (1940)
August 28, 2016
Adelaide, AustraliaLive Auction
[VARGA, Alberto]: The Esquire Calendar for 1941.
Chicago, Esquire, Inc., 1940. 355 x 255 mm,  leaves (printed rectos only), featuring very large and playful colour images of calendar girls by Alberto Varga. Plastic-comb binding, with a plain paper front cover and plain cardboard rear support; uncirculated and in very fine condition. Indeed, it is still in its original stout mailing envelope; it was addressed to Sara E Blake, Tufts Medical Library, Boston - a very liberated lady for the times ....
This is more art than literature, as the text for October clearly indicates: 'October is a hunting month / A sport in which I thrive, / I love to bag an old tycoon / and bring him back ALIVE!'.