Titolo: THE FRONT PAGE
Casa editrice: COVICI - FRIEDE, NY, NY
Data di pubblicazione: 1928
Condizione libro: VERY GOOD CONDITION
Condizione sovraccoperta: DUST JACKET CUT APART
Edizione: FIRST EDITION SECOND PRINTING.
Tipologia articolo: PLAYSCRIPT
189 PAGES. SECOND PRINTING SEPTEMBER 1928. MILD SUN DARKENING ON THE SPINE. AN INTERESTING COPY WITH THE FRONT OF THE DUST JACKET CUT OUT AND PASTED ONTO THE INSIDE OF THE FRONT COVER. THE STRIKING DUST JACKET FRONT COVER ILLUSTRATION OF A MAN BEING HUNG STATES "SECOND PRINTING." ALSO IN FINE PRINT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FRONT OF THE DUST JACKET IS PRINTED "J. ARCH. SEULITRINIC" , PRESUMABLY THE ARTIST FOR THIS STRIKING ART WORK COVER THAT IS ON THE FIRST AND SUBSEQUENT PRINTINGS OF THE RARELY SAVED DUST JACKET. ALSO, THE BACK COVER OF THE DUST JACKET IS PASTED DOWN TO THE FIRST FREE END PAGE AND IT CONTAINS A PRINTED NOTE FROM THE AUTHORS AS FOLLOWS "THE FRONT PAGE - WE RECOMMEND THIS PLAY AS A GREAT WORK OF ART, SOMETHING LIKE HAMLET. SIGNED BEN HECHT & CHARLES MAC ARTHUR (AUTHORS) " IN BEN HECHTS CHARACTARISTIC SCRIPT WRITING. ALONG WITH 8 BLURBS FROM HEYWOOD BROUN, WALTER WINCHELL, J. BROOKS ATKINSON AND OTHERS. THE FRONT FLAP IS PASTED ONTO THE PAGE OPPOSITE THE TITLE PAGE. IN ADDITION, THERE ARE PASTED DOWN NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS OF W. C. HOWEY'S OBITUARY NOTICE DATED MONDAY MARCH 22, 1954 FROM THE CHICAGO AMERICAN NEWSPAPER BY WALTER WINCHELL AND A SECOND OBITUARY NOTICE THAT IS PASTED ONTO TWO FREE END PAGES AT THE BACK OF THE BOOK. HILDY JOHNSON'S OBITUARY DATED MARCH 23, 1931 IS ALSO PASTED DOWN ONTO THE BACK OF THE REAR COVER. IN ADDITION, THE FRONT COVER OF THE PLAYBILL FOR THE PLAY AT THE "ERLANGER" THEATRE, DATED FEBRUARY 2, 1929 IS PASTED DOWN ONTO A FREE FRONT END BLANK PAGE THE BOOK IS SIGNED IN PENCIL ON THE TITLE PAGE BY A PREVIOUS OWNER WHO HAS DATED IT OCTOBER 14, 1928. OTHERWISE, THE BOOK IS A TIGHT, CLEAN COPY WITH THE CUT OUT DUST JACKET AND MULTIPLE INTERESTING ASSOCIATION ITEMS THAT MAKES IT AN UNIQUE ITEM. Size: 5 3.4" X 8". Codice inventario libreria 222115
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