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    Delos W. Lovelace (novelization). King Kong. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1932. First edition, photoplay, based on the film conceived by Edgar Wallace and Merian C. Cooper. Octavo (8 x 5.25 inches; 203 x 135 mm.). [6], 249, [1, publisher's advertisement] pages. Publisher's bright green cloth, front board and spine lettered in dark brown; top edge stained brown; pictorial endpapers, featuring images from the 1933 film. In the original full-color illustrated dust jacket with the publisher's advertisements on reverse. Spine slightly skewed. Mild wear and soiling to edges, particularly head and foot of backstrip; hinges faintly toned; corners softly bumped. Edges of text block toned; some small surface scratches. Minor spot soiling scattered throughout text block; regular age yellowing to paper; evidence of dog-earing. Bookplate tipped to page facing half-title. Dust jacket edges and folds worn; chipping at head and foot of spine panel, ends of folds; very slight fading at spine panel. Tape mends at reverse of dust jacket; minor toning; spots of bleeding at folds from what appears to be attempted color correction. Still, very good. First issue dust jacket with "by" printed twice on the front panel, featuring three striking illustrations of Kong.

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