New York, NY: Publix Theatres Corp. 1926. Hardcover. This being copy [Volume] "No. 3" of the Publix Theatres training manual, and the personal copy of J. J. Fitzgibbons - eventual President of Famous Players Theaters - with his "Approved" rubber stamp signed and dated "Oct. 15 - 1926", "Fitzgibbons" in pencil at top corner of ffep and the inked notation "from Mr. Harry Marx". Harry Marx worked in New York city as the General Director of Theatre Management for Publix Theatres Corporation from 1925 to 1929, later moving onto Los Angles to manage Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Screw-bound faux leather over boards, 8vo (9 inches tall), pp. [1 - blank], [vi], 1-102, [1 - blank], "Revised and Reprinted 1926" printed at foot of title page, illustrated w. "Publix Theaters" tailpieces. Volume with edge wear to spine ends and corners, a tiny chip from upper edge of ffep, some toning to text with occasional finger soil. An excellent copy with a nice industry association and quite likely, the earliest obtainable copy extant. Very Good. Item #3496
While Publix Employee Training Manuals from the 1930's have occasionally appeared in commerce (we note just three copies sold at auction since 2008 - all from the 1930's) copies from the 1920's remain a difficult and desirable find. OCLC (accessed 12/21) locates just two copies of this 1926 edition, one at U. of Rochester and one at Harvard.
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