King Kong
Edgar Wallace & Merian C. Cooper, 1932
WALLACE, Edgar (1875-1932) and Merian C. COOPER. King Kong. Novelization by Delos W. Lovelace. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1932.

First edition of the novelization of one of the greatest Beauty and the Beast tales ever composed. Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace came up with the story about a remote island inhabited by (among other things) a huge silverback gorilla for the 1933 film. The screenplay was written by James A. Creelman and Ruth Rose, and the movie starred Fay Ray as Ann Darrow. King Kong would go down in history as one of the great film adventures to be produced in that time period, and is considered a classic today. This novelization from the film was written by Delos W. Lovelace.

Octavo. Original cloth, decorated endpapers with photographic illustrations from the movie (very minor fading at spine extremities); pictorial dust jacket, with publisher's advertisement on verso (very minor wear to extremities, a few minor light scratches, otherwise fine); quarter morocco folding case with onlaid morocco and cloth onlay showing King Kong before the New York skyline). Provenance: Donald G. Drapkin (his sale, Christie’s, New York, 29 June 2005, lot 396).
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The dust jacket is second issue, without repetition of the word "by".
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