First edition of The Petrified Forest by Robert E. Sherwood.
Octavo, , 176pp. Red cloth, title in gilt on spine and front board. No additional printings listed, with “Scribner’s A” printed on copyright page. Solid text block, previous ownership inscription on front free endpaper, foxing on endpapers, a near fine example. In publisher’s dust jacket, $2.00 retail price on front flap, shelf wear, small red stain on bottom of back panel and inside along bottom edge of spine, clear image of Leslie Howard on front cover, a very good example.
The Petrified Forest was adapted from a play into a film of the same name in 1936. The cast included Leslie Howard and Bette Davis and was the breakout role for new actor Humphrey Bogart at the time.