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SMITH, Thorne
TOPPER: AN IMPROBABLE ADVENTURE
Robert M. McBride & Company, New York, 1926. A classic humorous ghost story, source of both a successful film starring Cary Grant and Oscar-nominated Roland Young as Topper as well as a television sitcom starring Leo G. Carroll. Interestingly, Stephen Sondheim wrote 11 episodes for Topper's first season. This copy is SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author "To Doctor Sanman/To help people is the/meaning of Christ." Tuck, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY: "A meek and henpecked character is haunted by the ghosts of a mischievous girl and her jealous husband, who materialise under most embarrassing circumstances to torment him" (page 401). The front hinge is cracked and has been adequately if not professionally repaired at some time with glue. Spine darkened with some wear at head. Lacks the scarce dustwrapper. Good copy and extremely difficult to find signed [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
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