It was the second-best selling novel in the USA in 1926. It was subsequently printed throughout the world in 13 languages. It was adapted into a comic strip, a silent movie, a Broadway musical, and a movie based on the musical. Edith Wharton called it "the great American novel". And here it is as a miniature book Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, subtitled "The illuminating diary of a professional lady".
It appears that the author was inspired to write a series of short stories by observing men's responses to herself (a brunette) and to other women who were blondes. These stories, called "the Lorelei stories, originally appears in Harpers Bazaar, and were collected into book form by Boni & Liveright. The Plum Park Press edition contains the unabridged text plus all 32 of the delightful illustrations by Ralph Barton.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes consists of 220 pages, and has overall dimensions of 76 x 74 mm (3 x 2-15/16 inches). It is bound in orange cloth that reproduces the original cover art. The edition is limited to 20 copies, priced at $50 plus $7 for postage and handling.