General

General

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[Buster Keaton]. Joseph Warren. The General. A Farcical Novel with an Historical Background... New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [1927]. First photoplay edition. Octavo (7.375 x 5 inches; 187 x 126 mm.). vii, [1, blank], [2, contents leaf (verso blank)], 182, [2, ads] pages (note: pagination starts on page [iii], presumably as issued; there is no half-title, but nothing appears to be missing). Frontispiece and eleven plates inserted throughout, each photographically illustrated with an image from the film. Publisher's gray cloth, spine and front board lettered in black; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers; in the original dust jacket with a list of the publisher's available titles printed in gray on the verso. Spine leaning slightly; spine ends softly pushed; extremities very lightly worn. Bookseller's ticket on the rear pastedown. Dust jacket spine panel faintly darkened with a few minor interior scuffs; edges lightly worn with a couple minor chips at the crown (not affecting any text), a short (less than one inch) tear at the bottom of the rear flap fold and a few minor nicks at the fold edges; general light rubbing with a hint of soiling on the rear panel. Near fine. "The most famous Keaton comedy is The General... although not typical, [it] is a fine example of Keaton's Work." (Kevin Brownlow, The Parade's Gone By, Berkeley: 1996, p. 43).  (#10017).