Oct 10, 2019 - Sale 2519

Sale 2519 - Lot 292

Price Realized: $ 2,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
HECHT, BEN and MACARTHUR, CHARLES. The Front Page. 8vo, publisher's tan cloth stamped in black on spine, top corners bumped; dust jacket, verso and rear flap unevenly toned, front and rear flaps with closed tears along fold and a few small nicks, shallow chipping to head of spine panel; rear endpapers with unobtrusive booksellers ticket and offsetting from laid in printed playbill for a 1928 production of the stage play. New York: Covici Friede, 1928

Additional Details

first edition in the very scarce and completely unrestored dust jacket. According to ABPC and Rare Book Hub this is the first jacketed copy to appear at auction. The basis for several film adaptations including "His Girl Friday" in 1940.