Three American Plays
Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. / No Jacket. Item #L068853
Sunning, slight fading, rubbing and browning to spine and spine label; slight rubbing and browning to covers (cloth over boards; chiefly to edges); slight bumping to corners; previous owner's bookplate on front attached endpaper; few slight creases to few leaves (chiefly toward foredges); slight internal browning to edges and endpapers. , 263 pages. Contains the full texts of three Anderson/Stallings collaborations, each in three acts: 'What Price Glory', 'First Flight', and 'The Buccaneer'. Signed and inscribed by co-writer Stallings to his screenwriting contemporary F. Hugh Herbert in dark blue ink on front free endpaper: 'For Hugh Herbert / Prince of Suckers / from / Laurence Stallings / October 2 - 1927'; Herbert's printed bookplate appears opposite (on front attached endpaper). Stallings (1894-1968), American screenwriter and dramatist, best known for the scenarios of the silent classics 'The Big Parade' and 'What Price Glory' (1925 and 1926, respectively) and later films ('Northwest Passage', 1939; 'She Wore A Yellow Ribbon', 1949; etc); holograph signatures and inscriptions are rare.