A reading copy only, with the hardcover boards nearly separated from the text block.
This volume reproduces every Scorchy Smith by Noel Sickles, over 900 daily strips, four per page. The book opens with a 140-page biography by Bruce Canwell with over 200 illustrations by Noel Sickles covering his comics work as well as his later illustration work. Introduction by Jim Steranko.
From the publisher:
Noel Sickles drew comics for three brief years, yet his groundbreaking work on the 1930s aviation adventure series Scorchy Smith is a milestone in the history of newspaper comic strips. Over the past 70 years, however, readers have seen only occasional excerpts of this seminal work. Now, IDW's Library of American Comics presents Scorchy Smith and The Art of Noel Sickles, a comprehensive, oversized volume that collects, for the first time, every Sickles Scorchy strip, from December 1933 through November 1936.