IRON MAN. W. R. Burnett.


Edna M. Reindel. New York: Lincoln Mac Veagh / Dial Press, 1930. First edition. His second book, the story of a mechanic's helper who becomes a middle-weight champion prize fighter. Basis for the 1931 pre-code movie of the same name starring Lew Ayres and Jean Harlow. 8vo. blue cloth boards, gilt-lettered spine, blind-stamp medallion on front; top edge orange. Striking orange-and-black dust jacket art by Edna M. Reindel depicting a square-jawed boxer with gloved hands on hips Near fine with minor bubbling to cloth and tiny damp stain to top edge. In very good, lightly soiled dust jacket with 1/2-inch chip to head of spine affecting "IR" in title. Book-of-the-Month Club "About this Book" flier with reviews by Heywood Broun and Dorothy Canfield laid in at rear; unusual thus. Before they began printing their own books, the Book-of-the-Month Club, which started in 1926, sent first editions to its subscribers.
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