Alfred A. Knopf at 60

[No place]: Privately printed (designed by W.A. Dwiggins), September 12, 1952.

Price: $750.00

Hardcover. First edition. Fine in fine original unprinted acetate dustwrapper in about fine cardboard slipcase. One of 250 copies. A festschrift volume celebrating Knopf's 60th birthday with essays by Dwiggins, H.L. Mencken, B.W. Huebsch, John Hersey, and others. This copy Signed by Mencken and dated by him in 1952, in his post-stroke hand. Mencken had suffered a stroke in 1948 which left him largely incapacitated, and very few, if any, other copies of this title signed by him exist (in an online search we could find only one other post-1948 book signed by him offered for sale - that book published in early 1949). Rare thus.

Item #396116

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Item #396116 Alfred A. Knopf at 60. H. L. MENCKEN.
Alfred A. Knopf at 60
Alfred A. Knopf at 60
Alfred A. Knopf at 60

H.L. Mencken
birth name: Henry Louis Mencken
born: 9/12/1880
died: 1/29/1956

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