The Making of King Kong  First edition RKO Pictures Famous monsters of filmland movies
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This is a "very good" hard cover in black paper wrapped boards, profusely illustrated with examples of conceptual art, film stills, and behind the scenes photos, 271 page including an index. Published by A.S. Barnes in 1975.First edition.Has a strong intact binding and hinges/gutters. No writing, no loose, torn or folded pages. The text block closes square and tightly. The board corners are fairly crisp, with the upper back and lower front showing just hint of light bumping. Lower corners have what looks to be some white paint at the tips. Text block edges are uniform and bright, clean with just a couple each small light specks on the bottom and outer edge. The spine head and tail are bumped. The titling on the spine is crisp, bright, complete. The front endpapers are tanned due to the original owner sticking several related news clippings inside for storage. (I will include these, but they will be in an archival clear sleeve.)The matching dust wrapper is not price clipped, showing original publishers price of $17.50 inside the front flap. Some chipping at the flap fold corners, and also looks to be a little of that white paint at the tips of the bottoms. No writing or other tears. Some tanning on inside of flaps. Minimal edge wear along the bottom edge of the boards. Now protected in a removable archival sleeve.Scarce title!Will make a really great gift for the Kong enthusiast in your life.Please see accompanying images for full condition details. Will ship promptly, carefully packaged, fully insured.