Item #66123 The Grinning Gismo. Samuel W. Taylor.
The Grinning Gismo

The Grinning Gismo

New York: A.A. Wyn, Inc., 1951. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 255pp. Octavo [20.5cm]. Black boards, with title stamped in red on spine. Spine is rolled, and extremities are mildly rubbed. In a price clipped dust jacket with light soiling and creasing, and a few small losses to edges - particularly at spine ends. Very Good / Very Good. Item #66123

Signed by the author on the front free endpaper.

Samuel W. Taylor was the grandson of the third president of the LDS church, John Taylor. He attended Brigham Young University, and was the editor of the student newspaper. His writing resulted in six temporary suspensions, and he ultimately dropped out and followed his future wife to her native California, where the couple settled. Taylor primarily wrote LDS history and biography, but several of his fiction works were adapted into films, including "The Man With My Face" and "The Absent Minded Professor."

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