New York: Horace Liveright, (1929). Third Printing. 8vo, 239pp; original green plush cloth, printed in red on the spine and embossed with hearts on the covers. Partial split to front hinge, a bit shelf rubbed, otherwise near fine in a slightly chipped dust jacket. Item #205542
Perelman's first book proved more in demand than anticipated by Liveright and went through three printings in the single month of August, 1929. This third printing reverted to the plush green velvet-cloth that was used for the first printing. The dust jacket includes what is quite possibly the best blurb in the history of modern publishing, from Perelman's friend and sometime collaborator Groucho Marx, who opines: "From the moment I picked up your book until I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it." An auspicious start to the long and laugh-filled career of one of our great and sadly neglected prose stylists.