Good. No Jacket. Stated first printing. Black cloth. No jacket. Small folio. 309 pp. With color plates and small black and white illustrations throughout by Gladys Calthrop. A collection of lyrics and music by Noel Coward, preceded by an introduction and with annotations throughout by Noel Coward on various songs. Noel Coward was an English playwright, composer and performer of the 20th century, achieving success in both Britain and the United States. GOOD condition. General fading, minor soiling, rubbing and edgewear. Interior solid, with small pencil lines in the margin of entries on the contents page.
Calthrop, Gladys. Very Good Plus. No Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Bound in black and green cloth covers.309 pages. Illustrated. Corners worn some. One corner missing. A few dents. SLight soiling. Otherwise a tight, complete copy with clean internals. Ink name on front end paper. Otherwise a tight, complete copy with clean internals.
Gladys Calthrop. Very Good+ in Good jacket. This is a Very Good + Copy of this book in a Good Dust-jacket that has a few small nicks and tears to the outer edges of the dust-jacket and with one 2cm chip to the base of spine. Contents remain clean internally. This copy was acquired from the impressive private library of Roy Ward Baker and it bears his inscription to his wife Joan on the front endpaper and it reads ''' Joan Hoping you will play them all Love Roy Christmas 53'' Baker started in the film industry as a tea boy and his first jobs were menial, but by 1938 he had risen to the level of as assistant director on Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes (1938). He served in the Army during World War II, transferring to the Army Kinematograph Unit in 1943. One of his superiors at the time was novelist Eric Ambler who insisted on Baker being given his first big break directing The October Man, from an Ambler screenplay, in 1947. Ambler also adapted Walter Lord's A Night to Remember for Baker's 1958 screen version. His next two films, The Weaker Sex (1948) and Paper Orchid (1949) were popular but overshadowed by the success of Morning Departure (1950), also featuring John Mills. Morning Departure drew international attention to Baker's talent and prompted Darryl Zanuck, production head of 20th Century Fox, to invite him to Hollywood, though his first film for the company was made in the UK. During the early 1950s, Baker worked for three years at Fox where he directed Marilyn Monroe in Don't Bother to Knock (1952) and Robert Ryan in the 3D film noir Inferno (1953). He returned to the UK in 1953 and continued to work on films. He worked for television during the 1960s. He directed episodes of The Avengers, The Saint, The Persuaders! and The Champions all adventure series created with an eye on the American market. He directed, among others, Quatermass and the Pit (1967) The Vampire Lovers (1970) and Scars of Dracula (1970) for Hammer, and Asylum (1972) and The Vault of Horror (1973) for Amicus. He also directed Bette Davis in the black comedy The Anniversary (1968). In the latter part of the 1970s he returned to television, and throughout the 1980s continued to work on shows such as Minder. He retired in 1992.4to 314pp First Edition 1st Impression Size: 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall.
First Printing in Good jacket. 1953 stated First printing hardback has inscription on fly page no marks and is in good condition with dust coverEach order is emailed a USPS tracking number. All books are sanitized and cleaned for your protection before mailing.
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