Presentation copy

Clyde Fitch and His Letters.

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1924.

Price: $150.00

About the item

First edition. Illustrated. 8vo. Presentation copy. Original green cloth. Shaken, some markings of letters of interest, inserts including a program from Fitch's play “The Climbers,” there are newspaper clippings at the back regarding the auction of his property (browned and offset).

Item #20477

From the library of Mrs. William Merritt Chase. Inscribed on the front free endpaper“the first copy for Alice Chase (“Mrs. Toady”) Whom Clyde Fitch loved–and we do too! V[irginia] G[erson] November 17th 1924. ” Virginia Gerson was the sister-in-law of William Merritt Chase and author/illustrator of several books. Many of Fitch's letters are addressed to her or her sisters (“Mrs. Toady” who was Mrs. William Merritt Chase, “Miss Mimsy” who was Miss Minnie Gerson). With an added incription by Ferdinand Gottschalk quoting “Johnny Trotter.”.