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Father Goose.

The Story of Mack Sennett.

Published: New York: Covici Friede Publishers, [1934]

Stock code: 90705

Price: £475

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First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: “To Jimmy (‘Four’) Starr, my friend and colleague, with regards, Gene Fowler. Sept – 1934.” Starr was an American screenwriter, gossip columnist, and film reviewer. Fowler’s book is a biography of Mack Sennett, a director and actor active in Hollywood during the 1910s and 1920s.

Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, top edge light green, other edges untrimmed. With the dust jacket. With photographic frontispiece and 15 black and white plates. Spine and edges of boards slightly faded. An excellent copy in jacket with toned spine, a light stain to front flap, chipping along extremities, and a few tape repairs to verso.

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