29 June 2005
O'HARA, John (1905-1970). Pal Joey. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940.
8o. Original black cloth; dust jacket (two holes punched on spine panel, otherwise fine); quarter morocco folding case with onlaid cloth design.
FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY O'HARA on the front free endpaper: "To the 3/4 Time Champion with the best wishes and congratulations of John O'Hara Rainbow Room March 5, 1941." This novel was the basis for the 1957 film, starring Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak. Bruccoli VI. O'HARA PRESENTATIONS ARE RARE.
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