ROBERT "BELIEVE IT OR NOT!" RIPLEY - INSCRIBED BOOK SIGNED 1931 - HFSID 9703
Sale Price $765.00
Signed hardcover copy of his book The New Believe it or Not, inscribed and signed by him on the flyleaf the year it was published (1931)
Book inscribed and signed: "To/Reginald Hawkins/With All Good Wishes/for Xmas & the New Year/Ripley/'Believe It or Not'/1931", 215 pages, 6½x9½. The New Believe It or Not, by Robert Ripley. N.Y: Simon & Schuster, 1931. Hardcover. From 1918 to 1949, Robert Leroy Ripley traveled the globe, visiting 198 countries to collect strange facts and oddities that he featured in his newspaper column and a network radio show, "Believe It or Not!" Ripley produced his feature cartoons for 31 years -- never missing a day! Ripley received many suggestions from his readers; these were always verified by his research assistant before appearing in print. Ripley began a TV show shortly before his death. Ripley Entertainment still prospers today, producing programs and managing museums and other sites. Fabric on cover worn through at all edges and back edge of spine. Soiled. Binding broken at title page, page 7 and between 40 and 41. Pages toned and soiled.
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