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THE PLAYGROUND, Together with THE QUEEN OF THE MERMAIDS WAS THE FIRST TO ARRIVE.

(San Francisco): Centaur Press, 1949. First edition. Limited to 1000 copies. Broughton's play illustrated by Daniel Harris in his first appearance as "Zev." The first book from the press founded by Broughton and Kermit Sheet. SIGNED BY BROUGHTON on half-title page and INSCRIBED WITH A LARGE DRAWING BY ZEV on front endpaper, "For Herbert and Zelda & Co. With Love! Love! Love! Love! Love!" The drawing depicts a father returning home to his wife and two children with what appears to be an airplane in his hands. Paperclip impression and touch of rust to front flap and opposing endpaper, otherwise near fine in a good or better dust jacket. Laid in is a 1954 CHRISTMAS GREETING WITH POEM by Broughton and drawing by Zev (of mermaid queen arriving at a castle or cathedral) which, according to OCLC was produced for the use of Broughton, Sheets, and Dan "Zev" Harris and his wife Gertrude. Only 3 copies are located in libraries worldwide. This one INSCRIBED IN FRENCH BY ZEV "with best wishes," and signed by him with his wife's name followed by "Zev," over which he adds a jeweled crown. A 12 x 7.75" broadside, folded to make a card. Minor creasing and one small stain, otherwise near fine.
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