Lot 96: [DOUBLEDAY MEMORIALS-FINE BINDINGS] Group of specially bound memorials relating to the Doubleday firm and family, each by Th...
January 11, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
[DOUBLEDAY MEMORIALS-FINE BINDINGS]
Group of specially bound memorials relating to the Doubleday firm and family, each by The French Binders, a few with the anchor device of the publishing house to the upper covers. This group includes an illuminated manuscript on vellum upon the death of Doubleday, 1934; a similar manuscript upon the death of Nelson Doubleday, 1949; an album assembled circa 1922 compiling archival documents from the company's founding in 1897; a similar 1922 album with signatures upon the silver jubilee of the company; the autograph book signed at Nelson Doubleday's 47th birthday, 1936; a memorial album from the Red Cross for a donation made upon the death of Mrs. Doubleday, 1918; Together with a small bronze bust of "Effendi", this the nickname given to Doubleday by Rudyard Kipling, a title of nobility meaning lord or master; A group of autograph letters to Mrs. Doubleday from notables such as Andrew Carnegie, Edna Ferber, Varina Davis, John Burroughs (2), a touching long telegram from Somerset Maugham upon the death of Nelson Doubleday, etc.; And a memorial tribute to Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., copy 15 of 150 copies, leather backed boards and slipcase, with a note from his wife laid-in. Minor wear.
A fine group of bindings with two illuminated manuscripts memorializing the deaths of the father/son principals of Doubleday publishing. Also present is a tribute to Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., son of the former president and longtime Vice-President at Doubleday publishing (his signature in the birthday album listed above). At 53, Roosevelt re-enlisted in the army as Brigadier General and died of a heart attack one month after surviving the landing at Utah Beach.
C The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection
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