Henry Holt and Company, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall (thick). / No Jacket. Item #L078002
Slight wear to head and foot of spine and corners (fraying); slight rubbing to covers (cloth; chiefly at edges); wear to lower inner hinge (toward spine edge); slight internal browning to edges and endpapers. xxiii, , 613 pages. Coverage of the variety stage (plus screen and television) in America from 1905 to the early 1950's, written in 'Varietyese' (with reproductions of that publication's most famous front pages on endpapers). Includes a glossary and index. 'First Edition' (title page verso). Signed by Green (in green ink, naturally) and by Laurie, Jr. (in blue ink) on half-title page.2 b/w Facsimiles (endpapers).