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THE DARING YOUNG MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE - INSCRIBED TO VALENTI ANGELO by  Ernst (design)  William (stories); Reichl - First American Edition - 1934 - from Captain Ahab's Rare Books (SKU: 1497)

THE DARING YOUNG MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE - INSCRIBED TO VALENTI ANGELO

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THE DARING YOUNG MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE - INSCRIBED TO VALENTI ANGELO

by Saroyan, William (stories); Reichl, Ernst (design)

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New York: Random House, 1934. First American Edition. Saroyan's first book, a collection of 26 short stories produced in small numbers. An important copy, showing a young Saroyan's early admiration for Valenti Angelo, the renown Italian-American illustrator and printmaker. Their friendship would evolve, and the two would ultimately collaborate on at least two different projects - 'The Fiscal Hoboes' (1949) and 'The Simple Songs of Katchick Minasian' (1950). A warm inscription in the year of publication, linking two important literary Californians. First Printing, one of 2,000 copies. Octavo (23.5cm); black and gray cloth, with gold foil wraparound title band printed in black on spine and front cover; terracotta topstain; 270pp. Inscribed by Saroyan on front endpaper in the year of publication: "To "Val" Valenti Angelo, a painter whose work I sincerely admire: With good wishes / William Saroyan / Dec. 1934." Mild sunning to upper board edges, endpapers and text edges tanned (as is nearly always the case), with a touch of softening at the crown and mild dustiness to top edge; Very Good+ or better. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), lightly sunned at spine and extremities, with some minor edge wear, a few tiny nicks to spine ends, and some light staining along upper edge of front panel; Very Good+.

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book dealer
Captain Ahab's Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1497
Title
THE DARING YOUNG MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE - INSCRIBED TO VALENTI ANGELO
Author
Saroyan, William (stories); Reichl, Ernst (design)
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
1
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1934
Keywords
NOAMZ

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About Captain Ahab's Rare Books

Founded in 2010, Captain Ahab's Rare Books specializes in first editions of literature, genre fiction, film-related books and ephemera, zines, manuscript and archival material.

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