29 June 2005
STREETER, Edward (1891-1976). Father of the Bride. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1949.
8o. Illustrated by Gluyas Williams. Original light blue cloth (some pale spotting); pictorial dust jacket (a few minor chips along edges); quarter morocco folding case with leather and paper onlay based on the image on the dust jacket. Provenance: Jack and Ellie Striebing (presentation inscription by the author); ownership inscription in front endpaper.
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY STREETER: "To Jack and Ellie Striebing with best wishes Edward Streeter." Streeter's lively story of a father coping with the upcoming wedding of his daugther was made into two films; one in 1950 starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor and one in 1991 starring Steve Martin. The 1950 version was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
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