Wallace Irwin collection. Wallace IRWIN.
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection
Wallace Irwin collection

Wallace Irwin collection

Place Published: various
Publisher: various
Date Published: 1906 to 1932
Binding: No binding & hard cover

Wallace Irwin was an American satirist, playwright, and also wrote humorous sketches, light verse, screenplays, short stories, novels, nautical lays, aphorisms, journalism, political satire, and lyrics for Broadway musicals

The collection consists of 6 items dating from 1906 to 1932, specifically 3 books, 1 letter, 1 piece of sheet music, and 1 press and service book.

3 Books:

• Chinatown Ballads. New York: Duffield & Company, 1906. Illustrated with eight glossy plates from drawings by E.C. Peixotto. First edition. Pale tan vertically ribbed illustrated cloth. Politically incorrect verses depicting life in San Francisco's Chinatown. This is a presentation copy (inscription on verso of the front endpaper) “For Mary and John from the family Poet”, dated 3 November 1906, Philadelphia.

• Letters of a Japanese Schoolboy (“Hashimura Togo”). New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909. Black and white illustrations by Rollin Kirby. Satirical compilation of letters written by Irwin as Togo, original in serial publication. First book publication. Ochre colored cloth with pictorial representation on front cover. Bookplate of Vernon Patterson (founding faculty member and professor of English at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California) on the front pastedown. On the front free endpaper is a long inscription by Irwin for Tom Hamilton dated 1 January 1909, San Diego. • Hashimura Togo, Domestic Scientist. New York: Hearst's International Library Co., 1914. lIlustrated with 4 plates by F. Strothmann. First edition. An American anti-Japanese story written using vernacular. Bound in ochre colored cloth with black title to spine and front cover. In pink dust jacket with brown title to spine and front panels. The jacket has mostly faded to white with the dark brown titling remaining vibrant. There is a 3 inch open tear along the spine and back panels of the jacket. Nonetheless a very good copy. Irwin’s signature on a slip of paper affixed to the front free endpaper.

1 Letter:

• TLS to Mark Sullivan, 12 November 1932, re Our Times: The War Begins.

2 Ephemera:

• A Yankee Tourist. New York, M. Witmark & Sons, 1907. “Henry W. Savage offers Raymond Hitchcock in the new musical comedy.” Book by Richard Harding Davis. Lyrics by Wallace Irwin. Music by Alfred G. Robyn. Sheet music featuring “Wouldn’t You Like to Have Me for a Sweetheart?” 1 vocal score (5, [1] pp.); 36 cm. Slit along the bottom of the spine. Only 2 copies recorded in WorldCat.

• Press and service book issued by Goldwyn Pictures Corporation. Madge Kennedy in The Blooming Angel. Written by Irwin, The Blooming Angel is a 1920 American silent comedy film directed by Victor Schertzinger and starring Madge Kennedy, Pat O'Malley, and Margery Wilson. 4 leaves, black and white illustrations, slit at the spine, fold in the center, small tear at the bottom.

• A Yankee Tourist. New York, M. Witmark & Sons, 1907. “Henry W. Savage offers Raymond Hitchcock in the new musical comedy.” Book by Richard Harding Davis. Lyrics by Wallace Irwin. Music by Alfred G. Robyn. Sheet music featuring “Wouldn’t You Like to Have Me for a Sweetheart?” 1 vocal score (5, [1] pp.); 36 cm. Slit along the bottom of the spine. Only 2 copies recorded in WorldCat.

Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Good. Item #8740

$1,100.00 USD
$1,427.47 CAD

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