Both Copies With Their Scarce Original Wrappers
Loos, Anita ~ 2 Vols. Set : ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ and ‘But – Gentlemen Marry Brunettes’ : The Latter Copy Inscribed And Signed By The Author On The Day Of Publication
Brentano's London : 1926 and 1928
2 Vols Set : Vol 1 - 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' : The First UK Printing published by Brentano’s, London in 1926. Vol 2 - 'But - Gentlemen Marry Brunettes' : The First UK Printing published by Brentano’s, London in 1928. Both volumes are illustrated by Ralph Barton. Volume 1: The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Light pushing at the spine ends with a little toning to the text-block. Mild offsetting to the end papers. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. Mild edge wear with a few nicks and a couple of small closed tears. Minor age related markings. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. A sharp copy. Volume 2: The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. Some fading and toning to the spine. Light pushing at the spine ends with a little toning and dustiness to the text-block. Mild offsetting to the end papers. The spine gilt titling is dulled. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good condition. Moderate edge wear with a few nicks, creasing at the edges and a couple of small closed tears. Minor age related markings. Areas of loss to the lower front edge. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. It remains a very attractive copy. This second title is a presentation copy from the author signed on the day of publication: 'With a deep bow to the greatest Mr. Spafford, from Anita loos, London, May 17 1928'. The character changed name from 'Spafford' to 'Spofford' between the novel and the first stage production. Two iconic comic novels about the roaring 20s which were runaway best sellers. Inspired in part by H. L. Mencken and supported by him. Edith Wharton declared the first title as 'The great American novel.' There have been numerous adaptations for stage and screen, the most famous being the 1953 film starring Marilyn Monroe where she sang 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend.' Very scarce with such attributes.
CONDITION: Very Good++
JACKET: Very Good++