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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 542

    MACLEISH, Archibald (1892-1982). Song for Eve. Boston: Riverside Press, 1954.

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    MACLEISH, Archibald (1892-1982). Song for Eve. Boston: Riverside Press, 1954.

    8o. Original cloth; plain glassine wrapper; slipcase. Provenance: JOHN DOS PASSOS (1896-1970) American novelist (presentation inscription from the author on title).

    FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY TO JOHN DOS PASSOS inscribed: "To Dos + Betty with love Archibald December 1954" on title and signed on the half-title. In 1923, after Macleish quit his law practice, he traveled to France. There he met other American writers such as Pound, Hemingway, Stein and Dos Passos. With Dos Passos, Lillian Hellman and Hemingway, Macleish helped finance the film The Spanish Earth. A VERY FINE ASSOCIATION COPY.


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