Item #62795 Over the Footlights [Dust jacket art by John Held Jr.] [Jazz Age]. Stephen Leacock, John Held.

Over the Footlights [Dust jacket art by John Held Jr.] [Jazz Age]

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1923. First edition. Hardcover. 285pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Red cloth over boards. Bookseller's ticket on rear flyleaf. Text block nice and square. With the dust jacket illustrated by John Held, with light rubbing to the front panel, periodic small chips to the edges, and a moisture stain along the fold of the rear flap, which measures 4" deep.There is a bookseller's sticker on spine of jacket. No price present on jacket. Very good + / good. Item #62795

A first edition from this humorist and political scientist. Twenty-two short pieces about American plays and films. The illustrator of the dust jacket, Utah artist John Held Jr., was one of the best known magazine illustrators of the 1920s, and his designs for F. Scott Fitzgerald jackets became icons of the Jazz Age.

Price: $150.00

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