First Edition. Small octavo. DeMille's personal copy of the Oxford Dictionary, with his ownership signature at front free endpaper and personal bookplate at inside front cover. Judging from the condition of this dictionary, one can only imagine its considerable use by this genius and pioneering Hollywood film mogul. Lacks most of spine cloth, front cover and front endpapers detached. SOLD TOGETHER with The Rules and Regulations for the Government and Guidance of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Force. Ottawa: F. A. Acland. 1928. Small octavo, red cloth. Numerous hand typed additions laid or tipped in. This copy with following inked at front free endpaper: Frank E. Calvin / c/o DeMille Productions / Paramount Studios / Hollywood - Calif. / 1939. Very likely this book was used during the production of one of DeMille's Mounty adventures. Front inner hinge broken.
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