Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Very Good+ in Very Good dj. 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. [nice tight copy, minor soiling to top edge and fore-edge, previous owner's name stamped on front pastedown, otherwise unmarked; jacket moderately edgeworn, some minor shallow chipping at edges and corners, light dampstain on front panel, a few small tears, spine a little darkened]. A guy on the skids -- "his money was gone and Madelaine had broken their engagement" -- teams up with a burglar to steal a yacht. (Because, well, why not?) "Here is an uproarious novel of high adventure, a mad tale, cheerfully improbable, but amusing from beginning to end; a story which has the substance and effect of the bubbles that rise from the bottom of a hollow-stemmed glass." Early novel by the author/playwright, whose (mostly) light fiction served as the basis for several movies, most memorably MY MAN GODFREY. Like most of his early work, hard to find in a jacketed first. (Reprinted in paperback under the title "Five Nights.") . (Inventory #: 13564)
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