Thurber! Mencken! The Archive of the Best-Selling The Aspirin Age

Archive of her book, The Aspirin Age, consisting of first editions in English, Chinese and Japanese, photographs and promotional material, and approximately 50 letters from authors appearing in the book and others involved in its production.

v.p: Ca. mid-1940s.

Price: $5,500.00

About the item

1 vols. Thurber! Mencken! The Archive of the Best-Selling The Aspirin Age.

Item #15652

The Aspirin Age, edited by Isabel Leighton, actress, writer, translator, foreign correspondent, was a compilation of pieces by various writers concerning the events in American life and history from the 1920s-1940s. It was a best-seller, going through numerous printings and translations.

Among the correspondents featured in this splendid archive are Howard Fast, H.L. Mencken (5 letters), John Dos Passos, Harold Ickes, Arthur Schlesinger, Bernard Baruch (her lover), Brenden Gill, John Mason Brown, Carl Sandburg, Walter Winchell, Robert E. Sherwood, James Thurber — a wonderful 4-page single-spaced letter written during the book's composition, suggesting various subjects and the writers to tackle them (he himself declines to do the Quintuplets!) — Gene Tunney, Edna Ferber, John Hersey, Russell Crouse, and many others.

A unique collection of notable writers associated in a common enterprise that enjoyed a singular success.