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The Prince and the Showgirl: The Script For The Film

by Rattigan, Terence

Condition: Poor/No Jacket as Issued

New York, NY: New American Library, 1957. 127pp. Original pictorial wraps (Marilyn Monroe and Lawrence Olivier on cover). Signet paperback original, (Signet Books s1409). Stated First Printing, June 1957. Includes 8 pages of scenes from hte movie staring Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier. Pages are clean (no writing, underlining, or highlighting) but yellowed with age. Front hinge is cracked, rear hinge broken (last page held on by publisher glue). Inner pages are still secure. Spine slightly cocked, archival tape to heel of spine. Covers are scuffed/ink-rubbed. Heavy wear to edges (chip/tear to heel of spine, fraying to head of spine, nicking to edges, heavy rubbing to extremities). This is NOT a remainder or ex-library. Reading copy of this increasingly scrace title. . First Edition, Collectible. Mass Market Paperback. Poor/No Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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