Topper: An Improbable Adventure

New York: Robert M McBride, 1926. Second printing. INSCRIBED by the author to Roland Young, who played Cosmo Topper in the legendary 1937 screwball comedy (as well as its two sequels): "To Roland Young: The most disarming "gentleman Johnnie" that ever advanced the lines of G.B.S. [George Bernard Shaw]. From Thorne Smith."

Roland Young's bookplate is opposite the inscription on the front pastedown. Also included is a first edition of the pamphleted book, "Thorne Smith: His Life and Times," which includes an interview with Thorne Smith conducted by Roland Young.

Jacket is bright, with a few short closed tears and some shallow creasing at the spine ends. Not only the rarest of Thorne Smith's widely sought-after comedies, but also the best imaginable association.

In a red quarter-leather clamshell box, with raised bands and gilt titles.


[Book #145659]

Price: $9,500.00