Charlie Chaplin My Wonderful Visit First Edition 1922
Author: Charles Chaplin (Charlie Chaplin)
Title: My Wonderful Visit
Year of Publication: not dated but 1922 according to The British Library website
Edition: first edition
Publisher: Hurst and Blackett Ltd, London
Brief Details of this Book:
This book was written by Chaplin to record his visit to England in 1921 after a decade of making films in America.
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.
Condition of the Binding:
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, and slight creasing to the top right corner of the front board,
Condition of the Pages:
The pages have age toning throughout, and a name to the front fee endpaper in a neat hand. However, this is a wonderful Charlie Chaplin antiquarian book in very attractive condition.