Item #23656 The Jazz Singer. Samson Raphaelson.
The Jazz Singer
The Jazz Singer

The Jazz Singer

New York: Brentano's, (1925). First edition. Hardcover. Fine / Near fine. Item #23656

8vo. 153pp. blue cloth spine, printed paper label, decorated paper over boards. A fine copy. The dustwrapper is present. It is not clipped; there is a short closed marginal tear on the front cover, and some roughness along the bottom edge of the rear cover, but it is essentially near fine.

The first book edition of the Jazz SInger after its short story appearance in the January 1922 Everybody's Magazine. The author expanded and dramatized the story. A special acknowledgment of the first stage production in 1925 at the Fulton Theatre, starring George Jessel as Jack Robin.

Basis for the Warner Brothers production starring Al Jolson, billed as the first talking motion picture.


Price: $1,250.00

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