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Lot 96: [DOUBLEDAY MEMORIALS-FINE BINDINGS] Group of specially bound memorials relating to the Doubleday firm and family, each by Th...

The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection

by Doyle New York

January 11, 2017

New York, NY, USA

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  • [DOUBLEDAY MEMORIALS-FINE BINDINGS] Group of specially bound memorials relating to the Doubleday firm and family, each by Th...
  • [DOUBLEDAY MEMORIALS-FINE BINDINGS] Group of specially bound memorials relating to the Doubleday firm and family, each by Th...
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Description: [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

Condition Report: Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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