First Edition. This copy inscribed and signed by the editor, Donald Hayne, and with a christmas card signed by DeMille laid in, as well as an unsigned Christmas card with printed greeting from DeMille. Good, lower cloth edge worn, rear inner hinge broken. Sold together with a collection of books from DeMille's personal library, several with his 3" by 2 1/2" personal bookplate, attractively designed with red and gold with an open winged black bird at center. The books include: Drawn and Quartered by Charles Adams. New York: Random House, no printing statement. Forward by Boris Karloff. Very Good, spine end and corner wear. ; Wild Animals I have Known by Ernest Thompson Seton. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1942. Later Printing. Very Good in Very Good dustjacket. This volume with alternate paradise bird bookplate. ; Four Volumes from the Little Nature Library Published by Doubleday, Page and Co. in 1923. Birds, Trees; Butterflies; and Wild Flowers Worth Knowing. All with DeMille bookplate, two with additional stamp from DeMille's Production company. ; Four Volumes from the Gentleman's Companion series, two on exotic drinking and two on exotic cooking, two dated 1946, and two dated 1951. Published by Crown Publishers in New York. Two of the four with paradise bird bookplate. Good, staining and wear to cloth.
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