Charlie Chaplin My Wonderful Visit First Edition 1922
Charles Chaplin (Charlie Chaplin) My Wonderful Visit first edition book is for sale. This book was written by Chaplin to record his visit to England in 1921 after a decade of making films in America.
This book was published by Hurst and Blackett Ltd in London, though not dated the date of publication is 1922 according to The British Library website.
This early Charlie Chaplin first edition book has 221 numbered pages and two pages of publisher’s advertisements to the end of the book.
This is an extraordinary book, and possibly the first book to have been written by Charles Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) with a personal look at his career to date, his cartoons about himself that he likes, as well as personal photographs that he is sharing with the reader. The photographs and captions are as follows:
1. “Charlie As He Is To His Friends” (frontispiece)
2. “A Scene From “Sunnyside,” One Of My Favourite Photo Plays”
3. “I Am Welcomed by the Mayor of Southampton”
4. “My “Property Grin””
5. “Another Scene From “Sunnyside,” One Of My Favourite Photo Plays”
6. “I Meet H.G. Wells”
7. “In Paris With Sir Philip Sassoon and Georges Carpentier”
8. “I Meet Lady Rocksavage and Sir Philip Sassoon”
wonderful book of Chaplin’s wonderful visit even includes a copy of his favourite autograph that he gave.
The book is in Very Good condition being complete and with the pages being tightly bound-in, but with small loss to the top edge of the spine, slight creasing to the top right corner of the front board, age toning throughout, and with a name to the front fee endpaper in a neat hand. However, this book is soon to celebrate its 100th birthday and so is understandable to have some minor faults.