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LENGYEL, MENYH╔RT (LEBOVICS, MELCHIOR): - Taifun (Typhoon). Budapest, A. Nyugat Kiadasa, 1909.

 1411265792,
Pp. 147. Title printed in red and black. Printed on Japanese style paper. Original brown stiff wrappers, upper cover lettered and decorated, corners chipped and extremities rubbed. Old ownership signature. The binding is designed by Elek Falus, renowned Hungarian graphic artist, famous for his book cover designs in art nouveau style. First rare edition of Lengyel's drama Typhoon which became a worldwide success with performances in Berlin, Paris and New York. MenyhÚrt Lengyel was born in 1880 in a small town BalmazťjvÔros in Hungary. He started out as a journalist and became later a dramatist and film screenwriter. He moved to the United States for several years, became a screenwriter and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Writing with Ninotchka (1939). He also wrote the scripts for the cult film Blue Angel (with Marlene Dietrich) and the American comedy To Be or Not to Be (1942).
EUR 900.00 [Appr.: US$ 1056.44 | £UK 799.5 | JPą 118346] Book number 120331

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