What Makes Sammy Run?

New York: Random House, 1941. First Edition. Copy belonging to noted author and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jerome Weidman, with his holograph ownership name at the top of the front endpaper. Weidman is best remembered for his 1937 novel, "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" (and the subsequent Broadway musical), his well-crafted stories about city life that appeared in the New Yorker during the Harold Ross era, and his work with George Abbott on the musical "Fiorello," which gained him a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Good only, well worn, slightly shaken and a bit cocked, spine and extremities badly faded. In a supplied first issue dust jacket that takes the book well, with the publisher's price of $2.50. Jacket is lightly worn at the extremities, but is colorful and bright. Schulberg's first published work, one of the great Hollywood novels.

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Price: $2,250.00