Good. No Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Type: Ex-Library First Edition. Foreword by Charles Hanson Towne. Hardcover In Good Condition. Over 100 illustrations. Bound in brown cloth with swirly design, gilt lettered on spine. Clean, tight and solid. Spine hinge rubbed, edge wear to spine ends, touch of wear to lower corners. Lib markings as usual. Front endpaper corner is clipped. Jacket blurb is affixed to flyleaf. Frontspiece illustration in full color of James T Powers as "Bob Acres"n Sheridan's "The Rivals". Interior, other than lib stamps, is clean, unmarked, untorn. James T. Powers was on stage for sixty years, forty of which he was a star on Broadway and played throughout the US, Canada, England, Ireland and Scotland. 379 pages with Index. 6.25 x 9.5 inches. 1939, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, New York, USA.
First edition. 379pp. Foreword by Charles Hanson Towne. With over 100 black and white photographic illustrations, color frontispiece. Near fine lacking the dustwrapper. Powers was an American stage actor (1862-1943).
Good. No Dust Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Signed by Author ffep signed by both author & his wife, Rachel Booth Powers-red cloth w/ gilt lettering front & spine, spine slightly faded w/ two small (1/8") punctures, cover lightly rubbed w/ light shelf, rear hinge cracked, but structurally sound-end papers slightly foxed, pages slightly tanned, else clean & tight-Since 1997 delivering quality books to our neighbors, all around the world!
Very Good. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by the author, "Greetings to Mr. George Burns, James T. Powers /43. Rachel Booth Powers July /48" (the wife apparently having added her signature after his death). First edition (no additional printings listed). Hardcover, very good in fair dustjacket. Dustjacket age yellowed, scuffed, rubbed along edges, 4 inch tear along fold of front flap, 3 inch tear with some loss of paper on top edge of spine portion, several lesser tears and chips, water(? ) stain along spine portion, price present. Book itself has evidence of the stain on spine and lower edge of front board, paper lightly age yellowed, otherwise tight, clean, paper crisp, unmarked. Autobiography; movies; show business; comedy; autograph.
INSCRIBED on ffep to actor Claude Rains. 379pp. illus. red cloth sm 4to: about Good/no dj [hinges are cracked but holding; title p. has been removed; else a clean and complete copy] Irish-American comic James T. Powers (1862-1943) ["Jimmie, " born James T. McGovern] was a long-time New York stage actor. This copy is interesting for its signed association with the Anglo-American film actor William Claude Rains (1889-1967), dated 1939. Among the book's many illustrations is a frontispiece photograph of the author's wife, actress Rachel Booth Powers (1862-1955), in her role as Carry Story in "A Tin Soldier. "
Dust Jacket Included. Book. Signed by Author(s) With a Foreword by Charles Hanson Towne. Color frontispiece portrait, with 53 pp. photos and illustrations. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1939. First edition. The reminiscences of James T. Powers (born James T. McGovern, 1862-1943), a celebrated Irish-American comedian who made his debut in pantomime in 1878, took part in Gilbert and Sullivan operas, and was prominent on the vaudeville stage. Signed and dated in the year of publication by James T. Powers and his wife and collaborator, actress Rachel Booth Powers, on the front flyleaf. Pencil signature to the half-title. Spine leaning just a touch, with a minor bump to the bottom edge of the front board. Jacket lightly sunned along the spine, with some minor rubbing and edgewear, and a closed tear to the rear flap; otherwise a very good copy.
Twinkle little star; sparkling memories of seventy years
by James T. Powers, John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress)
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