New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1929.
First edition, first issue jacket with Thomas Wolfe photo on back wrapper. viii, 626 pp. 1 vols. Thick 8vo. With A.L.S. from Thomas Wolfe. Original blue cloth, printed dust jacket. Fine copy in very good plus jacket (some toning and edgewear along top of jacket). Small sticker in front flyleaf. Envelope tipped in at lower pastedown. Blue cloth chemise. Johnson A2.1.2. Item #310222
With a fine four-page autograph letter signed (“Thomas Wolfe”), from Wolfe to Robert Sisk, a producer at RKO Studios. On Scribner’s letterhead, dated 29 November 1935, reading in part:
“Dear Mr. Sisk: Thanks for your letter – of course I’ll be delighted to autograph the books — & suggest that you just send them on here to Scribners addressed to me — or care of Maxwell Perkins — or have the book dealer you mention bring them here — I am in here every day, and I’ll inscribe them immediately and send them back to you …”
Wolfe mentions having Thanksgiving dinner with friends Alan Dunne and Mary Petty of the New Yorker, and refers to Sisk’s offer to arrange a private screening of John Ford’s film, The Informers. “My editor, Maxwell Perkins — here at Scribner’s — & his wife would also like to see it. … but would it be all right if I brought six or eight of my friends …”
The envelope, addressed in Wolfe‘s hand, is preserved at the back.
A choice work by Thomas Wolfe, who was then at the height of his acclaim.
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