Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Signed First Edition)
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925.
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1925. First edition. First state with "Divine" on contents page. A very bright copy of the novel in dust jacket. Both book and jacket are in excellent condition, but they are both dampstained on the rear board and rear panel. Signed and dated by the author in 1974. This copy from the famous Barton Currie collection with two letters from top NY dealers in the 30s to Mr. Currie, discussing the issue point of "Divine" and the relative scarcity of copies in the first state.
A comic novel about the roaring 20s and a runaway best seller. Inspired in part by H. L. Mencken and supported by him. Edith Wharton declared it was "The great American novel." There have been numerous adaptations for stage and screen, the most famous being the 1953 film starring Marilyn Monroe where she sang "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." Very Good + in Very Good + dust jacket. (Item #1570)