New York: The 6X9 Press, 1957. Chwast, Seymour. Limited. hardcover. Introduction by Dachine Rainer. Illustrated by Chwast with 9 hand-colored linocuts on 12 french-fold pages. Slim oblong 8vo, decorated patterned paper boards with a printed title label on upper cover; plain green cloth spine. New York The 6x9 Press, 1957. First edition. Boards are just a touch darkened at edges, still a near fine copy of this scarce book. near fine.
An early work by Chwast, an AIGA Medal recipient and major influence on modern graphic design and typography. In this work, Chwast illustrates nine battles -- from Marathon in 490 B.C. to Ypres in the first World War -- accompanied by quotations which reflect his pacifist philosophy.