Many Moons: A Musical Comedy in Two Acts

(Columbus, Ohio): Scarlet Mask Club, 1922.

Price: $3,500.00

Softcover. First edition. Folio. Illustrated wrappers. 56pp. Small owner's label of W.W. Havens on the rear wrapper, his name neatly inked on the front wrap, two strategically placed Scarlet Mask "stickers" (difficult to notice unless you know they weren't issued thus). Additionally, Havens has neatly embellished some of the art on the front wrap. A few tears along the spine, near fine. An attractive copy of the musical score for one of Thurber's first works, a musical play by the Scarlet Mask Club of Ohio State University. Havens was one of those who contributed additional words and music to the play. Additionally, this copy has been Signed on a tipped in leaf (presumably collected at a performance) by James Thurber, by Howard E. Hawk and Richard E. Fidler (who were the principal music contributors), as well as by about four dozen others, most of whom were presumably members of the cast, and some of whom also contributed occasional words and music. *Bowden* D2. Scarce and early Thurber item. Rare signed.

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Many Moons: A Musical Comedy in Two Acts. James G. '19 THURBER.
Many Moons: A Musical Comedy in Two Acts
Many Moons: A Musical Comedy in Two Acts
Many Moons: A Musical Comedy in Two Acts

James Thurber
birth name: James Thurber
born: 12/8/1894
died: 11/2/1961

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American writer and cartoonist noted for his vison of the urban man as one who escapes into fantasy because he is befuddled and beset by a world that he neither created nor understands. Thurber's best-known portrait of this character is probably Walter Mitty. Thurber's stock characters-the snarling wife, her timid, hapless husband, and a roster of serene, silently observing animals-have become classics of urban mythology. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore