KAUFMAN, George S., & Edna Ferber
Dinner At Eight. A Play.
First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: “To Mr Lardner, who can write a better inscription any day – to say nothing of a play, George S. Kaufman, November, 1932”. Kaufman and Ring Lardner had collaborated on the play June Moon in 1929, which was based on Lardner’s short story “Some Like Them Cold”. Dinner at Eight was adapted into a film in 1933, starring Marie Dressler, Jean Harlow and John Barrymore and directed by George Cukor.
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Octavo. Original black cloth, title and decoration to spine in gilt. With the dust jacket. Joints lightly discoloured, gilt dull, endpapers tanned, foxing to fore-margin of text and to edges of text block. A very good copy in the edge-chipped jacket.