Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed and Inscribed by Author Signed by the author at the front free endpaper with an inscription addressed only to "Dear Friend". Pages crisp and clean except for foxing along the head edge extending a bit onto the foreedge; binding square and secure, hard cover only modestly softened at spine ends and mildly rubbed at spine ends and corners. Jacket is priceclipped and somewhat faded along the spine, with a short, closed tear at the top of the front interior flap and two tiny tears at the lower rear, a bit of an outward curl at the top edges front and back, and gentle shelfwear at corners and spine ends, otherwise clean and well-kept, now protected in a clear sleeve. 304pp. w/ index.
Near-Fine in Near-Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author ***Published by Vantage Press, New York, 1991. NOT exLib. Inscribed & SIGNED by author on ffep. Near-Fine cond. hardcover w/ Near-Fine unclipped pict dustjacket now in archival Brodart. Black cloth over bds w/ white lettering on spine. Photo illus in b&w. 304pp incl index. Square, straight, tight, bright & clean except as noted, overall NF/NF cond. Same or next day shipping. Please email any questions.
Small 4to. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xi, 304pp. Illustrations. Near fine/very good. Faintest of jacket edgewear. A tight and handsome first edition of this sequel to the popular "The Old Lady in Dubuque"--with choice autograph addition: Tipped to the front flyleaf is a Typed Note Signed from Kwasky, 1p, 9" X 6", n.p., n.y. Addressed to "Dewby." Very good. Original mailing folds. "In my letter I forgot to enclose the details on the book about Fatty Arbuckle...The book is entitled FRAME UP--THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROSCOE 'FATTY' ARBUCKLE Author is Andy Edmonds....issued 1991." Signed simply "Albert" in black fineline. Adds in a postscript, "Dont forget to look up your snow shovel. It is that time of year." Recipient "Dewby" is Mervyn Dew-Brittain (whose name/address label appears on front pastedown), a local Dubuque theater manager and "entertainment impresario" (Kwasky's words) who is mentioned in this book's acknowledgment, appears a couple more times in the text (once followed by a discussion of Fatty Arbuckle and his ties to Dubuque) and is pictured in his cluttered den with a caption reading "Mervyn Dew-Brittain, Dubuque's theatre impresario, can find in his den at home any town lore under the sun to jog a writer's memory. No matter the subject, no matter the date. Just give him time to search...." Kwasky (1917-2005) was an electrical engineer who penned a number of well-received Dubuque history titles.
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