My Ten Years in a Quandary and How they Grew

New York: Harper, 1936. First edition. Original green cloth, very good, in lightly worn price -clipped dust jacket, chipped at the top (supplied from another copy). Inscribed "For Madeleine, among other reasons, because she lent class to this book by reading it aloud. Uncle Bob Benchley with love, (and a fur-bearing pen). September 30, 1936". There are a few pencil marks in the Table of Contents, probably marking the pieces that Madeleine Carroll (for she was the presentee) read. In addition, Benchley has corrected and initialled in pencil the last line of page 1, and noted his "author's correction very valuable"; a pencil strike over edits a weak paragraph in that piece, and there are a few other light pencil marks on passages in pieces that were themselves marked by a lightly turned-down corner. Item #22602

Price: $1,500.00

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