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Booth Tarkington (1869 - 1946)

Lot 100: TARKINGTON, Booth (1869-1946). The Magnificent Ambersons . Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1918.

Christie's

June 19, 2007
New York, NY, US

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TARKINGTON, Booth (1869-1946). The Magnificent Ambersons . Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1918. 8 o. Illustrated by Arthur William Brown. (Some pale mostly marginal spotting.) Original maroon cloth (Johnson's state b); pictorial dust jacket (a few tears and some chipping with minor losses, small hole on spine panel, some spotting). Provenance : Harriet E. Beyer (pencil signature on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION, IN THE RARE DUST JACKET. Tarkington's novel portrays the changing landscape of the American dream as it follows the decline of the aristocratic and wealthy Amberson family. Believing that "being things" is preferable to "doing things," the Ambersons refusal to change and their eventual fall is sharply contrasted with the social and industrial evolution of the early 20th century. RARE: According to American Book Prices Current , no copy with the dust jacket has sold at auction in the past thirty years.

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