JUST ME, by Pearl White - 1919 [Signed 1st Ed]


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Just Me

by Pearl White

FIRST EDITION, SIGNED and Inscribed in pencil on half-title page. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1919. 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD- condition.

  • Antique binding features rounded B&W portrait of author on front cover, as well as a B&W portrait photograph of author on frontis. 
  • Covers are in light blue cloth, and display some significant overall fading with minor foxing. 
  • Boards exhibit some edgewear with rubbing to corners, small chips along edges, and gentle occasional bumping. (See photos)
  • Spine has white text, and displays overall softening with sunning, as well as fraying to ends. 
  • Binding is fragile with notable play. Front hinge is cracked along lower half, 5" from foot, and some gaps at gutter are occasionally visible throughout. (See photos)
  • Back pastedown has bookseller sticker from Brentano's Booksellers and Stationers in New York, at foot of hinge. (See photos)
  • Signature and inscription is in pencil on half-title page.
  • Frontispiece is well preserved showing gentle toning. (See photos)
  • Interior is gently age-toned throughout, with rare occasional foxing, as well as occasional smudges. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges exhibit commensurate toning, and rare foxing.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20190808

180 pages. 5.25 x 7.75 inches.

Antique volume features oval B&W portrait of author on front cover, and a B&W portrait photograph of author on frontis.

The biography of an American actress, this volume is an example of how a famous life can be told with simplicity and charm. All through this fascinating tale the author relates her adventures with a modesty and humility that not only give her great merit but also give even more interest to the narration of her life, revealing the human side of a famous figure. It is first and foremost the story of a woman before being the story of a famous actress, and also a glimpse into the American past, the America of her time. 

Pearl Fay White (1889-1938) was an American stage and film actress. She was known for her appearances in silent films that were featured in numerous popular serials. She was also known for doing her own stunts in many of the serials, thus creating the image of the onscreen heroine in contrast to the then popular image of the ingenue. 

Features a B&W portrait photograph of the author in frontis. Includes an introduction by the author. 

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