Lot 60: 7 Vols incl NEWSPAPER DAYS signed by H. L. Mencken
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: Mencken, H. L. 6 Titles (7 Vols), 2 signed. 8vo. Hardcover, 5 vols in dj. ++ NEWSPAPER DAYS 1899-1906. Signed Mencken/1941 on ffep. Alfred A Knopf, 1941. 1st edition. Adler & Wilhelm p17. Covers, eps, and djs white areas foxed, chips to djs spine ends. ++ HAPPY DAYS 1880-1892. Knopf, 1940. 1st edition. Adler & Wilhelm p17. Very good, creasing/tiny chips and tears to djs spine ends. ++ HEATHEN DAYS 1890-1936. Knopf, 1943. 1st edition. Adler and Wilhelm p17. Very good in sunned dj. ++ THE AMERICAN MERCURY. 1 Volume containing 4 issues: Vol I, Nos. 1-4 (Jan.-Apr. 1924). Modern ½ green leather and marbled board, orig wraps bound in. Very good, pencil ownership signature on preliminary leaf of each issue. ++ THREE YEARS 1924 to 1927: The Story of a New Idea And Its Successful Adaptation. With a Postscript by H. L. Mencken. NY: American Mercury, 1927. #394 of 600 signed by Mencken. Losses to spine, chipping to edges of covers, front hinge weak, tear to inner margin of limitation page. Adler & Wilhelm p29. ++ Thomas P. Riggio (ed.). DREISER-MENCKEN LETTERS: The Correspondence of Theodore Dreiser & H. L. Mencken 1907-1945. 2 Vols. Phila: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1986). Near fine in near fine dj. 11.4 Lb.