Portland, Maine: The Mosher Press, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Thin 9vo. Gray paper over boards printed in black on the spine and upper board. vi, (2,102)pp. Light wear and aging to the edges and corners else very good copy. The dustwrapper is present. I is a little rough along the rear top edge and has a bit of browning form age else is in very good condition a well. With the prospectus laid-in.
Presentation copy, inscrbied by the author "To Jean Hersholt, with very best wishes, Sydney King Russell." And with Hersholt's printed bookplate on the front pastedown, which is also signed by Hersholt.
Hersholt (born Jean Pierre Carl Buron) was the Academy Award winning actor and one of Hollywood's most active philanthropists. "The Hersholt Humanitarian Award, an Oscar statuette, is given to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry" --AMPAS. Very good / Very good. Item #20699