Title The American Theatre as seen By Hirschfeld [signed]
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Very Good to Near-Fine
Edition First Edition, 1st Printing
Publisher New York George Braziller/Whitney Museum 1961
Inscription Signed by Artist
Seller ID 2782
First edition, first printing [stated], of the first compendium of Hirschfeld's work, with an introduction by Brooks Atkinson. The work, of course, is wonderful. This copy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED WITH THE CHARACTERISTIC TWO POINTING FINGERS DOODLE on the title page. Laid in, as a bunch of bonuses, are an undated photograph of Hirschfeld, possibly signed "Al Hirschfeld" on the reverse (not his characteristic all caps signature, so may have been the collector's notation), a special issue of Playbill dated June 23, 2003, on the occasion of the rededication of Martin Beck as the Al Hirschfeld, and a reprint of an advertisement for the book. Hard cover binding is in Fine condition; dust jacket is near-Fine, with a rough top edge, tiny nick to bottom front edge, and wear to spine head.