29 June 2005
WALLACE, Edgar (1875-1932) and Merian C. COOPER. King Kong. Novelization by Delos W. Lovelace. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1932.
8o. Original green cloth, crimson lettering on front cover and spine, decorated endpapers with photographic illustrations from the movie (very minor fading at spine extremes); pictorial dust jacket, with publisher's advertisement on verso (very minor wear to extremities, a few minor light scratches, otherwise fine); quarter morocco folding case with onlaid morocco and cloth onlay showing King Kong before the New York skyline).
FIRST EDITION of the novelization of one of the greatest Beauty and the Beast tales ever composed. Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace came up with the story about a remote island inhabited by (among other things) a huge silverback gorilla for the 1933 film. The screen play was written by James A. Creelman and Ruth Rose, and starred Fay Ray as Ann Darrow. The film went down in history as one of the great film adventures to be produced in that time period, and is considered a classic today. This novelization from the film was written by Delos W. Lovelace.
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