New York: G. Howard Watt, 1931.
Hardcover. First edition. Bookplate of actor Jean Hersholt, a tiny tear at the crown, near fine in near fine dustwrapper (with art by Crary) with tiny nicks. An exotic tale of Hollywood orgies, it is not clear whether this is fact or fiction, but most likely some combination of both. Inscribed by the author: "To Jean Hersholt, a 'Hollywoodite' whom I am proud to know. Anabel Lane 'Miss Anonymous.'" Laid in is a two-page Autograph Letter Signed from Lane to Hersholt, recounting her trip across country by motor car, her health, a visit from her publisher, and a mention of "Von," possibly Erich Von Stroheim. Hersholt, the Danish actor best known for such roles as the grandfather in Shirley Temple’s Heidi and after whom the famous Humanitarian Award was named, was an avid collector of first editions. Lane was a columnist and film critic, as near as we can tell.