24 September 2002,
Price realised USD 5,378
USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
RUNYON, Damon (1880-1946). Guys and Dolls. Introduction by Heywoud Broun. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1931.
8o. Original pictorial wrappers of the dust jacket by Arthur Hawkins (some light soiling to back cover, corner of front flap clipped); cloth folding case.
ADVANCED COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, with ink stamp "Pub'n Date Aug 20 1931" on front blank. "The great modern interpreter of The Main Stem [Broadway]...leavened his tales of passion and violence with a unique type of humor which can only be described as New York Runyonese" (Queen's Quorum). Runyon was the archetypal tough, cynical reporter who mingled with the underworld. Queen's Quorum 84.
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