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John Barrymore. The Legend and the Man - By Alma Powers-Water


Published by New York Julian Messner 1941, 1941
From James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., ABAA (Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A.)

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First Edition. Inscribed and signed by actor John Barrymore to fellow actor Hans Conried presented to him five months before BarrymoreÕs passing: ÒTo Hans Conried - with sincerest good wishes to a fine artist, John Barrymore, 9 iv Ô41.Ó This was John BarrymoreÕs own copy with his large engraved bookplate which is a striking design by Barrymore himself with his initials at the bottom showing the masks of comedy and tragedy, entwined in a thorny tree with flowing banners reading: ÒJohn Barrymore - Ex LibrisÓ beneath which is a pen and an artistÕs brush. Beneath this is ConriedÕs own bookplate printed in crimson and a caricature vignette of Conried. Hans Conried is best remembered for his leading role in the classic Dr. Seuss fantasy film The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T as well as his portrayal of Uncle Tonoose on The Danny Thomas Show. This book is a 282 page biography of Barrymore, and is very rare inscribed by him since it appeared just shortly before his death. Laid in is a special yellow printed card for the John Barrymore estate auction which ÒEntitles the Bearer to Seat in RESERVED SECTION at Auction of the Precious Possessions of John Barrymore - Deceased - Outstanding Star of Stage and Screen, Monday and Tuesday, August 24 and 25 [1943], 3123 West Eighth Street, Los Angeles - J.J. Sugarman - Randolph Co., Auctioneers.Ó Some interesting notes on Barrymore written by Conried on the rear endpapers, very good in a very good lightly chipped dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 12612J

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Title: John Barrymore. The Legend and the Man - By ...

Publisher: New York Julian Messner 1941

Publication Date: 1941

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Staff: James Pepper, Rebecca Traver, Deborah Sanford. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America

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TERMS: Our Telephone Number is 805-963-1025. Our address is James Pepper Rare Books, Inc., 3463 State Street, Suite 271, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Our email address is We have an answering machine for telephone messages outside of business hours. California residents must add state sales tax

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