The Liberty of the Press: Two Addresses Delivered by Harry Weinberger

Berkeley Heights, NJ: Oriole Press, 1934. First Edition. Limited Edition, one of 550 unnumbered copies. Association Copy, INSCRIBED in the year of publication on the front endpaper by the author to playwright George Middleton: "To George Middleton / from / Harry Weinberger / Sept 12 1934."

Middleton's nephew David's ownership stamp on the pastedowns.

New Jersey-born playwright, director, and producer George Middleton served as president of the Dramatists Guild of America from 1927 to 1929. He is perhaps best remembered today for his instrumental role in creating the Minimum Basic Agreement, a collective bargaining agreement that covers benefits, rights, and protections for Writers Guild of America members. Middleton was also known for his collaborations with Guy Bolton, including the successful 1917 stage comedy "Polly With a Past," basis for the 1920 film adaptation.

About Near Fine in a Very Good vellum dust jacket. Light glue darkening on the endpapers. Jacket moderately edgeworn with light toning on the spine.

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