Wings Over Europe: A Dramatic Extravaganza on a Pressing Theme

London: Chatto and Windus, 1932.

Price: $300.00

Hardcover. First English edition, with a two-page Author's Note that appears here for the first time. Bookplate of Mary Landon Baker on the front pastedown, a stain at the bottom of the rear board and bottom page edge, just touching the text of a few pages, else near fine, lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by Robert Nichols: "To Mary Baker with best wishes from her friend Robert Nichols. Venice Oct. 15, 1937." A *Bleiler* listed anti-war play, about what happens when the British Prime Minister's 25 year old nephew learns how to control atomic energy. Baker was described by *Time* magazine at her death in 1960 as the "eccentric alter-ego, tabloid-titillating 'shy bride' of the 1920's, who left millionaire fiance Alister McCormick at the Chicago church three times in 1922, [and who] spurned all the rest of her 65 proposals from an Almanach de Gotha of suitors."

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Wings Over Europe: A Dramatic Extravaganza on a Pressing Theme. Robert NICHOLS, Maurice Browne.