Lot 807: Signed book: Porgy and Bess. Limited first edition of 250 copies (this being No. 225). NY: Random House, 1935. Hardcover with slipcase, 9.75 x 12.5, 559 pages. Signed on the colophon in fountain pen by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, librettists Dubose Heyward, and director Rouben Mamoulian. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None. Red leather-bound boards with black leather title-pieces, gilted upper textblock edge, and handmade endpapers. Minor rubbing to edges; spine rubbed and slightly sunned; insect damage to spine-edges and front/rear interior hinges; hinge following title page is cracked; mild foxing and discoloration to textblock edges and endpapers; small seller's sticker to rear pastedown. In protective plastic sleeve and VG- slipcase, with rubbed and fraying edges to the woven, strawlike fabric. Seldom offered, these editions are highly coveted by collectors.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469
Wednesday, 10th February 2016
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