29 June 2005
LAWRENCE, Jerome and Robert E. LEE. Auntie Mame. Based on the novel, and with a foreword by Patrick Dennis. New York: The Vanguard Press, 1957.
8o. Original cloth-backed boards (boards slightly darkened); pictorial dust jacket (worn); quarter morocco folding case. Provenance: Jack Grant (presentation inscription).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Peggy Cass, who played Agnes Gooch on the film and stage productions on the front endpaper: To Jack Grant who I hope will be present at the closing as well love Peggy Cass." This copy is additionally SIGNED BY ROSALIND RUSSELL. Russell played the lead role in the original stage production at the Broadhurst Theatre in 1956 and in the 1958 film adaptation of the original novel.
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