Signed, with a general inscription by Ripley on the front endpage. on front board there is a small circle that looks like where a sticker was removed, the head of the spine is torn, edges bumped and worn Signed, with a general inscription by Ripley on the front endpage. on front board there is a small circle that looks like where a sticker was removed, the head of the spine is torn, edges bumped and worn. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Ripley's Big Book Believe it or Not! Two ...
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 1937
Book Condition: Good
Edition: Thirteenth Edition.
Book Description Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 1934. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. 9.5" x 6.25". [W]. Eighth printing.361 pp. Illustrated. Hardcover, bound in orange cloth. Moderate shelf-wear: spine is creased and rubbed; corners are worn through; pages are tanned with a few tears, one chip. Bookseller Inventory # 051135
Book Description Simon & Schuster, New York, 1934. Large Octavo. xx,361pp., cartoons by Ripley. Original orange cloth lettered in black. Covers detached and somewhat marked and worn. Small hole in rear cover, not affecting text. Lacks spine. Contents browned and slightly brittle, with few pages slightly stained. Erasure of child's pencil drawing on verso of rear endpaper. One page repaired, o/w contents good and tight. Sold as is, with all faults. INSCRIBED IN AUTHOR'S NOTED STYLE: "Believe It Or Not - Her Name is Tasi and This Book is For Her - Ripley, Oct. 18, 1937". *** On repaired p.xvi is full-page reproduction of "The First 'Believe It Or Not' Cartoon Published in the New York Globe, Dec. 19, 1918" and on facing p.xvii is full-page reproduction of James Montgomery Flagg's 1931 pen drawing of Ripley at his drawing board. *** Notable collection of unusual hard-to-believe facts illustrated by author's noted cartoons, which appeared as a syndicated feature in American newspapers. *** ROBERT LEROY RIPLEY, 1893-1949, American cartoonist who was the founder of "Believe it or Not!", a widely popular newspaper cartoon presenting bizarre facts and oddities of all kinds; he was an entrepreneur in the professional sideshow. *** Laid in are two short biographies of Ripley, one from the Believe It Or Not Museum in San Francisco, with excellent small likenesses of Ripley and the museum, the other from the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Bookseller Inventory # 002702