George and Ira Gershwin Signed book Porgy and Bess

05 Oct

Signed book: Porgy and Bess. Limited first edition of 250 copies (this being No. 225). NY: Random House, 1935. Hardcover with slipcase, 9.75 x 12.5, 559 pages. Signed on the colophon in fountain pen by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, librettists Dubose Heyward, and director Rouben Mamoulian. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG/None. Red leather-bound boards with black leather title-pieces, gilted upper textblock edge, and handmade endpapers. Minor rubbing to edges; spine rubbed and slightly sunned; insect damage to spine-edges and front/rear interior hinges; hinge following title page is cracked; mild foxing and discoloration to textblock edges and endpapers; small seller’s sticker to rear pastedown. In protective plastic sleeve and VG- slipcase, with rubbed and fraying edges to the woven, strawlike fabric. Seldom offered, these editions are highly coveted by collectors. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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