Title: Alfred A. Knopf: Quarter Century (1915-1940) [inscribed by AAK to his future wife, Helen Hedrick]
Author: Carl Van Doren, Willa Cather, H. L. Mencken, Thomas Mann, Henry Seidel Canby, H. M. Lydenberg, Adolf Kroch, F. G. Melcher
Description: Inscribed by Alfred A. Knopf to his future wife Helen Hedrick on the ffep. Boards in green cloth. The paper title labels on the spine and front cover are soiled. Spine faded. A few pages show soiling. Frontispiece portrait of AAK by Carl Van Vechten. Designed by W. A. Dwiggins. pp. 52, .
A tribute to Alfred A. Knopf and his friends, from fellow-members of The Book Table, including contributions from Carl Van Doren, Willa Cather, H. L. Mencken, Thomas Mann, Henry Seidel Canby, H. M. Lydenberg, Adolf Kroch, and F. G. Melcher.
Inscribed ''For Helen Hedrick / who ornaments the Borzoi / & in the hope that she / will have the success / she deserves. / From her friend / AAK''. Not long after the issue of this quarter century tribute, Knopf published Hedrik's now scarce novel, The Blood Remembers (1941). Hedrick, a resident of southern Oregon, married Knopf on April 20, 1967, becoming his second wife.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Privately printed at The Plimpton Press
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