Topper: An Improbable Adventure.

First Edition of Thorne Smith's Topper: An Improbable Adventure; inscribed by him

Topper: An Improbable Adventure.

SMITH, Thorne.

$4,800.00

Item Number: 104682

New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1926.

First edition of Thorne Smith’s best known work, adapted into the 1937 film starring Cary Grant and Constance Bennett. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Ralph Blanchard from Thorne Smith.” Very good in the rare original dust jacket which is in very good condition. Rare and desirable signed.

Thorne Smith's best known work, Topper: An Improbable Adventure centers on the misadventures of an ordinary banker and two ghosts, one of whom he falls in love with. The racy comic fantasy novel sold millions of copies in the 1930s and was equally as popular in paperbacks in the 1950s. The story was adapted into a 1937 film starring Cary Grant, Contance Bennett and Roland Young. Two filmed sequels followed: Topper Takes a Trip, in 1939, and Topper Returns, in 1941. Two filmed sequels followed: Topper Takes a Trip, in 1939, and Topper Returns, in 1941.

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