Item #7361 Children's Play Mate Magazine (June, 1943); Important appearance of the Gremlin "Zbik" Esther COOPER, Helen Norris BROWN.
Children's Play Mate Magazine (June, 1943); Important appearance of the Gremlin "Zbik"

Children's Play Mate Magazine (June, 1943); Important appearance of the Gremlin "Zbik"

Cleveland, OH: A.R. Mueller Printing & Lithograph, 1943. First Edition. Original wraps. 6 1/8 X 9 Inches. 52 PP. Very Good. Item #7361

Complete issue with cover art by Fern Bisel Peat. This particular issue of Play Mate magazine quite scarce in commerce. Contents include an eight page story titled "Zbik was a Gremlin" by Esther Brown Cooper. Roald Dahl's "The Gremlins" had been introduced earlier in the same year. Prior to this Zbik story, Gremlins in RAF folklore and the Dahl story were generally associated with aviation incidents. Zbik was one of the first to exclude planes and bring Gremlins to a much wider audience ON THE GROUND. Important to note that we are speaking specifically of the term "Gremlin" and not that of little people, fairies etc... Stories of those little spirits far precede the use of the term "Gremlin" as we all know. Light wear at spine.

Price: $50.00

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