First Edition. Theatrical comedy play set in a high-school, illustrated with scenes from the Broadway production featuring Ezra Stone. Basis for the 1939 Paramount Pictures' black and white talking film, directed by Theodore Reed and starring Jackie Cooper, Betty Field and John Howard. First of a series of films featuring Goldsmith's Henry Aldrich character, a lovable but mischievous schoolboy. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, small chip at top rear panel.