New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1939. Kurt Wiese. First Author's Autographed Edition: #449 of 500 copies. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author, 4to (7 7/8" x 10 3/8"), brown quarter buckram with gold lettering on spine over tan boards with gold lettering on spine and facsimile signature of "Phil Strong" in gold on front cover, illustrated with frontispiece in color (tippin-in & with tissue guard) and 103 images by Kurt Weise, xx + 333 pages. Fine / None. Item #5098
Philip Stong (1899 – 1957) was an American author, journalist and Hollywood scenarist. He is best known for the novel State Fair, which was adapted as a film three times (1933, 1945 and 1962) and as a Rogers & Hammerstein Broadway musical in 1996. He was also a horseman and horse lover.