First Edition of The Marx Brothers; Inscribed by Groucho to author Richard Adams
The Marx Brothers: Their World of Comedy.
Item Number: 78008
New York: A.S. Barnes & Co, 1969.
First edition of this overview of the Marx Brothers. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by Groucho Marx to author Richard Adams on the front free endpaper, “To Richard Adams A Bunny Man- from Groucho April 3-74.” The recipient is the author on the classic work Watership Down, published in 1972. With Richard Adams bookplate, very good in a very good dust jacket. Books signed by Groucho Marx are uncommon and this is a nice and amusing inscription.
The Marx Brothers were an American family comedy act that was successful in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in motion pictures from 1905 to 1949. Five of the Marx Brothers’ thirteen feature films were selected by the American Film Institute as among the top 100 comedy films, with two of them (Duck Soup and A Night at the Opera) in the top twelve.