Frankie and Johnny. Illustrated by Covarrubias

Huston, John

Published by Albert & Charles Boni, 1930
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Color frontispiece, six full-page half-tone lithographs,12 full-page line drawings, and other decorations by Covarrubias. Red cloth, very good, light wear. Inscribed by Huston to "For Ira and Leonore [Gershwin] John." Before beginning his long and distinguished career as a film director and screenwriter, Huston befriended Ruth Squires, who made marionettes and worked in a marionette theatre. He wrote this play for her, based on the famous ballad and his friend Sam Jaffe composed music for it. It was first performed at George Gershwin's apartment in December 1929. Gershwin, according to Huston, had the idea of making it into an opera, but he died before they made any progress. "The production was written up in the New York Times, where Charles Boni read about it and was inspired to pair Huston with Covarrubias to collaborate on a book. The result, published in 1930, is a richly illustrated collection of various versions of the well-known song, including Huston's and thirteen others.'" Adrianna Williams, Covarrubias, 1994. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Frankie and Johnny. Illustrated by ...
Publisher: Albert & Charles Boni
Publication Date: 1930
Illustrator: Covarrubias, Miguel
Edition: First edition.

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Book Description Albert and Charles Boni, New York, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. A Fine copy in dark red cloth, stamped in gilt and black at spine and on front cover, lacking a dustwrapper. 160pp. Color frontispiece illustration tipped-in. Q05669. Bookseller Inventory # Q05669

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Book Description Albert & Charles Boni, New York, 1930. Tall 8vo. 161 pp. Tipped in color frontispiece, 18 full page black and white plates, several black and white tail pieces. Back portion of original dj. loosely laid Decorated end papers. Cloth. Gilt and black lettering to front cover and spine. Bookseller Inventory # 1006714

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Huston, John (1906-1987). Covarrubias, Miguel (1904-1957) Illus.
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Book Description New York, A. & C. Boni, 1930. First Edition. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat toned adn dulled as with age. Minor stain shadow to the top edge of the prelims. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 160 pages; Description: 160 p. Illus. 22 cm. Subjects: Ballads, English --United States. Ballads, English --United States --Adaptations. 1 Kg. 160 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 129117

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Huston, John (1906-1987). Covarrubias, Miguel (1904-1957) Illus.
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Book Description New York, A. & C. Boni, 1930. First Edition. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat toned adn dulled as with age. Minor stain shadow to the top edge of the prelims. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 160 pages; Description: 160 p. Illus. 22 cm. Subjects: Ballads, English --United States. Ballads, English --United States --Adaptations. 1 Kg. 160 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 129117

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