New York / London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928.
647pp. 8vo. TO DODO FROM WIFE JOAN CRAWFORD. Gilt-stamped cloth; a bit scuffed at spine tips and corners, - with Douglas Fairbanks bookplate on the front paste-down Item #316481
From the library of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., decorated naval officer of WWII, and royal of Hollywood's Golden Era, credited in more than 50 films (including the starring role in GUNGA DIN).
Inscribed to him by his first wife, Joan Crawford, using their newlywed pet-names: "For my Blessed Wonderful Dodo -- In memory of our first year together -- my whole life is and forever shall be dedicated to you and only you. Eternally, Your Boy." Initially, she found her husband's education and good taste inspiring, but she later recalled: "He mentioned books he'd read and I tried to devour Shaw, Ibsen, Proust and Nietzsche all at once. I read my way to mental indigestion." A nice association copy, linking two cinematic legends.
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