Alfred A Knopt at 60 ~ 1952 SIGNED Inscribed by KNOPF to Ruth Manary ~ John Hersey, W.A Dwiggins, H.L Mencken, Carl Van Vechten, B.W Huebsch


Title: Alfred A Knopf at 60

Author: Carl Van Vechten, Pendleton Dudley, B. W. Huebsch, John Hersey, W. A. Dwiggins, H. L. Mencken

Description: Inscribed by Alfred A Knopf. One of 250 presentation copies. Front cover shows a couple spot along top edge. Soil spot on one leaf resulting in a small (5mm) closed tear. Typogrpahy, binding and chapter-head vignettes by W. A. Dwiggins. Printed by the Plimpton Press. pp. 59, [1]. Placed in a mylar sleeve.

The inscription reads, ''For Ruth Manary / on her birthday and mine / 12 September 1955 / from her friend / Alfred a Knopf''. Ruth had been at the cocktail party given to honor Knopf at author Stewart Holbrook's Portland home in August 1951. [A scan of a newspaper photo of them together is laid in.] Ruth Manary (1896-1988) was a Portland socialite and the wife of lumber executive Gordon Manary.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Privately Printed
Year: 1952

Keywords: Plimpton Press, Ruth Manary, William Dwiggins, W. A. Dwiggins,

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