Gresham, William Lindsay
Title Monster Midway [SIGNED, First Edition]
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition fair Jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher New York, NY Rinehart 1953
Seller ID 016612
First Edition. $3.75" flap price. Signed and inscribed by William Lindsay Gresham and dated in the year of publication. Inscription reads: "To Trisha and Brona-- The brightest spot of a very bright season, with the great admiration of the author. -- William Lindsay Gresham, Sept 27, 1953.". Copy reads: "An Uninhibited Look at the Glittering World of the Carny". Memoirs of a life of a carnie, sideshow performer. A very hard to find title in the first edition with a jacket, all the rarer signed and inscribed. Jacket rough with a long horizontal tear across the cover that was previously closed with scotch tape. The tape has been removed (leaving a faint residue) and the tear closed from the inside using archival rice paper. A few of the larger chips (unavoidable during the tape removal) have been spot-dyed black (but only to flat black areas of the jacket. Jacket is now quite presentable in a new Brodart protector.