3 March 2004
DOS PASSOS, John (1896-1970). Typescript signed with autograph emendations, of Spain gets her New Deal, n.p., n.d. [after November 1933], substantial cancellations and emendations in black ink and pencil, stamp of The American Mercury, 36 pages, 4to. Provenance: purchased from Scribners, New York, 1 March 1946, $35.
'Don Alfonso finished sorting out and burning papers in his office on the side of the palace towards the city ...'. Dos Passos gives an elegant, novelistic survey of Spain at the end of the Monarchy and on the brink of civil war, giving sketches of its history, its society, its geography and the political situation.
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