Anna and the King of Siam SIGNED by MARGARET LANDON 1944 The King and I ~ Owen P. Frisbie

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Title: Anna and the King of Siam

Author: Margaret Landon
Illustrator: Margaret Ayer

Description: Inscribed by Landon on ffep. First edition, tenth impression. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Light wear to spine ends. Interior is clean. Dust jacket is chipped and edgeworn; mended with archival tissue on reverse (particularly to spine which had multiple tears); price clipped; in a clear archival sleeve. 391 pages. 8.4 x 5.75 inches.

The basis for The King & I. Margaret Landon's fictionalized semi-biographical novel based on the life of Anna Leonowens, a British governess and tutor to the children of the King of Siam in the 1860s. Inscribed ''Autographed especially / for / Owen P. Frisbee / With sincere good wishes / Margaret Landon''. Presumed to be Owen Phelps Frisbie (1897-1963), who in 1935 co-founded the Five Orange Pips of Westchester County, one of the first Scion Societies of the Baker Street Irregulars.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Good–

Publisher: John Day Company
Place: New York
Year: 1944

Keywords: The King and I, Margaret Ayer, book into film, Thailand, novel,

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