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FOWLER, Gene & HECHT, Ben.

The Great Magoo.

A love-sick Charade in three Acts and something like eight Scenes, recounting the Didoes of two young and amorous Souls, who nigh perished when they weren't in the Hay together. Illustrated by Herman Rosse.

Published: New York: Covici-Friede, 1933

Stock code: 98044

Price: £375

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First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the Fowler to his mother-in-law, Catherine Hubbard, on the front free endpaper “To Mama – with love, from Gene. Dec, 1932.” With Catherine Hubbard’s bookplate to the front pastedown.

Octavo. Original black cloth, spine and front board lettered green, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Colour illustrations to title page and chapter headings by Herman Rosse. Spine gently rolled, contents lightly toned; an excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine that has 11 cm closed tear to fold, and some nicks and chips to extremities.

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