Second Printing (or Limited Edition, see inscription transcription below) Small octavo. A volume of humorous tales about the stock market crash described at the dustjacket copy "If you feel like committing suicide over the market, buy this book and laugh yourself to death." This copy nicely inscribed and signed by Anthony at front endpaper to fellow contemporary humorist and author Thorne Smith (author of Dream's End, Rain in the Doorway, Stray Lamb, etc.) The inscription reads: "For Thorne Smith / - This special Christmas / edition is limited to / two copies, of which this / is both. / Joseph Anthony / Dec. 24. 29". Very uncommon signed and more so inscribed to Smith. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, modest soiling, chip at top spine end.
Jazz Age and Depression Era Literature & Non-Fiction