Show Boat by Edna Ferber [FIRST EDITION FACSIMILE HARDCOVER] 2007 • Doubleday
Showboat by Edna Ferber
FACSIMILE OF THE FIRST EDITION  DOUBLEDAY PAGE & CO.
Facsimile re-print of the 1926 first edition with identical jacket art and original yellow cloth boards.
Dust jacket has some visible wear, but fully in tact and in very nice shape.
Book itself is mint; looks and reads like new.
Edna Ferber's classic paean of love to the Mississippi River and the showboats that ran up and down it is once again available in hardcover as a facsimile of the first edition. First published in 1926, this timeless tale of the Cotton Blossom, Cap'n Andy, his shrewd wife Parthy, and their beautiful daughter Magnolia her remarkable daughter Kim was made famous on Broadway in 1927, when the legendary Jerome S. Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II collaborated on the musical. Since then it has become a beloved favorite, revived repeatedly to entertain generations with haunting and lyrical songs such as Old Man River and Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine.