Item #12229 The Girl from Hollywood. Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The Girl from Hollywood

New York: The Macaulay Company, 1923. Very Good. Item #12229

New York: The Macaulay Company, 1923. First Edition, Second State without "he said" on frontis. Octavo; 320pp. Illustrated frontis. Publisher's rough, horizontal-weave red cloth with green lettering and design. Missing dust jacket. Boards bumped at spine ends and lightly rubbed at corners, with dulling to lettering and some general smudging to surface. Top corner of front free endpaper torn away and math problem solved on verso of final blank, else pages unmarked. Opens easily between gatherings but binding is secure.

Zeuschner notes a rather acrobatic history of attempts to establish priority with this edition. As of his 2016 bibliography, copies with the rough, horizontally-woven cloth binding and additional "he said" text on the frontis have priority, matching a pre-publication review copy found in 2004. Copies such as this, identical apart from the "he said" omission, are given tenuous secondary priority, with the acknowledgement that a pre-publication copy with this variant frontis could easily also appear, thus giving the variants equal weight.

[Zeuschner (1996) 164-165 & (2016) p. 102-104].

Price: $100.00

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