New York: Various Publishers, circa 1916-1935. A collection of five children's books featuring the legendary silent movie star and humorist Charlie Chaplin as his inimitable Tramp character.
The collection includes a picture book tie-in for his film "Easy Street," as well as a coloring book, an oversized comic book-style depiction of some of his stunts, and both an original copy of "The Charlie Chaplin Book," written by Chaplin and featuring the Tramp in a number of his most iconic poses (along with a copy of its later 1983 re-release).
Universally acclaimed as an actor, director, and producer, Chaplin and his iconic Tramp character especially captured the hearts of the filmgoing population, and to this day he is considered a legendary innovator in comedic cinema. His sweeping popularity in all aspects of the cultural landscape is especially evident through this collection.
Books range from 8.5 x 10 inches to 16.25 x 12.5 inches, saddle stitched. Fair to Very Good condition, pages toned, with some closed tears, creasing, and wear at a number of extremities.