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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: May 31, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House
Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman: June Moon. A Comedy in a Prologue and Three Acts. NY: Scribner's, 1930. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover in dustjacket, with slipcase. Book is Very Good+ — a touch of sunning/discoloration to the fragile rose linen-covered boards, slight lean to the spine, a bit of dust-soiling to the top edge of the text block, small bookshop label to front pastedown, else clean and tight — in a Very Good price-clipped example of the fragile pink dj that's generally bright and clean, but for the usual sunning to the spine, and a chip from the spine head. Now in a clear protective cover and housed in a slipcase.

A delightful satire of Tin Pan Alley by two of the great American comic minds of the 1920s and 30s. "With an amazing foreword," to quote from the (presumably tongue-in-cheek) jacket blurb, "and Lardner's vivid understanding of the human heart which passes for humor but is really art."

Over the course of several weeks we will be listing an extensive collection of fine and/or uncommon books by and about the men and women associated with the ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE — ROBERT BENCHLEY, DOROTHY PARKER, GEORGE S. KAUFMAN, RING LARDNER, ALEXANDER WOOLLCOTT, ROBERT E. SHERWOOD, etc. A unique opportunity for the collector of Algonquineana . To see other titles please click or on the "View seller's other items" link

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