FROM DEATH TO MORNING. Inscribed.New York: Charles Scribner's & Sons, 1935.
First Edition. Hardcover. Wolfe, Thomas. FROM DEATH TO MORNING. Inscribed Presentation Copy. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. 8vo., 304pp. First Edition, first issue with Scribner's "A" on the copyright page and "rer" for "her" on page 59, line 21. Wolfe's first collection of short stories. Lovely Presentation Copy, neatly inscribed in blue-black fountain pen on the front free endpaper, "For Paulette Goddard / Sincerely / Thomas Wolfe / Nov 16 1935". (2 days after the date of publication). Laid in is a Certificate of Provenance dated & signed by Jonathan Meredith, the son of Actor/Director Burgess Meredith certifying that this book came from the collection of his father, who was married to Paulette Goddard in the 1940's. One of Wolfe's most esteemed collections of short stories inclusive of, Death The Proud Brother, Only the Dead Know Brooklyn, The Four Lost Men and The Web of Earth. One of 7500 copies, published November 14, 1935. A very good example showing modest use, in a very good or better bright dustwrapper that has been very neatly restored, primarily at the extremities, housed in a custom TBCL clamshell presentation case in very fine condition. Preston 4, Johnston A4.I.a. Pauline Goddard was one of the most colorful actresses of her day; married to & worked with Meredith, 1943-1949. A Ziegfeld showgirl in the '20's, has an affair with Chaplin & marries him, has an affair with Gershwin, hangs out with Spencer Tracy & David Niven, Howard Hughes, has a fling with Clark Gable; has her portrait painted by Diego Rivera, becomes tight with Anita Loos, & marries Erich Maria Remarque for the long haul.
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