Item #985 King Kong. Delos Lovelace, Edgar Wallace, Merian C. Cooper.

King Kong

New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st edition. Novelization of the 1933 RKO film (the first draft screenplay by Edgar Wallace). Original lime green cloth, some white spots, most prominent along the top edge of back cover (the spots an endemic hallmark of this book), else very good, in the original 1st printing dustjacket, identified by the redundant use of the word “by” (“conceived by/by Edgar Wallace”), small chips and tears at edges, a crease to upper back panel, but otherwise a very good copy, unusually bright (the spine faded on most survivors), superior for this title which is frequently sold in the 2nd printing jacket with the “by” error corrected. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II- 681. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-226. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 143. Bleiler (1978), p. 127. Reginald 09268. Very good / very good. Item #985

Price: $20,000.00