Book Description

FIRST THUS. 8vo, pp. [192] + b/w plates. Green leatherette boards, spine and upper board lettered in gilt. Wear and bruising to extremities, top corners bumped. Neil Paterson’s flamboyant ownership signature in green pen to ffep. In the original dust jacket: toned, spine sunned and lightly stained, nicked and chipped, a little loss to spine ends. Else, clean and tight. Originally published in 1948. Very good/ good+. An interesting association copy.
Dealer Notes
"The best story-teller Scotland has produced since Stevenson," Neil Paterson (1915-1995) was an author, amateur footballer and screenwriter, who won the 1960 Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Room at the Top. Paterson remained an influential figure in the British film landscape, sitting on various boards, including Film Scotland and Grampian Television, and both the Scottish Arts Council and the Arts Council for GB.

Martin Quigley Jr. (1917-2011) was born into the business of writing about film: his father founded a number of trade publications, including the Motion Picture Herald, as well as being a co-author of the notorious Hays Code. An arch conservative, like his father, Quigley Jr. took on the mantle of trade publisher and Code upholder.
Author [PATERSON, Neil]; QUIGLEY JR., Martin
Date 1960
Publisher New York: Quigley Publishing Company
Condition Very good/ good+

Price: £35.00

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