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elaine lustig front coveraWell who knew, the cover design looks even Russian. I guess it is the red color. I was surprised to find this pocketbook edition with a cover done by Elaine Lustig, wife of Alvin Lustig. She was a very qualified designer in her own right besides being the wife of Alvin.

elaine lustig rear coveraHere is also a nice anecdote about author Vladimir Mayakovsky from the book The Bedbug and Selected Poetry (Sixth printing, 1968 Meridian Book). Do not read this if you are forced to stay for some obscure reason in one of those awful New York Hotels with certain (bedbug) problems. And remember, “Good Night and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite”!

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