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THE MARK OF ZORRO by  Johnston McCulley - First Edition - 1924 - from THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY (SKU: 11280)

THE MARK OF ZORRO

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THE MARK OF ZORRO

by McCulley, Johnston

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THE MARK OF ZORRO, Grosset & Dunlap, 1924, first edition, spine extremities a bit lightened, age toning to the t.p.e.'s, else a bright, tight vg+ copy in an apparent first issue vg dust-wrapper with an equally bright pictorial front dust-wrapper panel with some chipping to the dust-wrapper spine extremities of the tanned dust-wrapper spine. The rear dust-wrapper panel also exhibits some tanning to both the upper fore edge margins. The photo-play edition with black & white stills from the film of the same name starring Douglas Fairbanks senior. Most uncommon in dust-wrapper.

Synopsis

The rousing adventure that gave birth to one of popular culture's most enduring iconsOriginally titled The Curse of Capistrano in its 1919 debut, this exciting tale achieved immortal fame thanks to Douglas Fairbanks's 1920 blockbuster film, The Mark of Zorro-a cinematic triumph that inspired Johnston McCulley to retitle his novel and dedicate it to Fairbanks. Set in Mexican California during the 1820s, the story follows the career of Don Diego Vega, by all appearances an effete and foppish aristocrat. But Vega's timorous reputation is nothing more than a mask to conceal his alter ego: a California Robin Hood known as Zorro, whose swift blade strikes down those who exploit the poor and oppressed. The inspiration for dozens of film and television adaptations, The Mark of Zorro remains a paradigm of swashbuckling adventure.First time in Penguin ClassicsIncludes an introduction and filmography

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THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
11280
Title
THE MARK OF ZORRO
Author
McCulley, Johnston
Book condition
second hand
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Grosset & Dunlap
Date Published
1924
Keywords
FIRST EDITIONS

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fore edge
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