Frankie and Johnny
Albert & Charles Boni: New York, 1930. Very Good / Good -. Item #10722
New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1930. First Edition. Octavo; publisher's cloth in pictorial price-clipped dust jacket; 160pp.; tipped in color frontispiece, half-tone illus. throughout. Dust jacket heavily worn with long loss along top margin of upper panel touching text without loss of meaning, additional losses at spine crown and along flap fold of rear panel, crude tape repair to verso occasionally showing through externally, spine panel toned; Fair to Good overall. Textblock a bit toned and chipped at extremities, contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper, else Very Good overall.
Comic play by the American film maker and actor, inspired by Kentucky mountain songs and folklore, splendidly adorned with Covarrubias's scenes of debauchery, hard drinking, and gambling.