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Title: The Late Mrs. Dorothy Parker. The First Complete Biography of America's Wittiest Woman. (Inscribed by Andy Warhol.)
Description: New York. Macmillan. 1986. First Edition. With the complete number line ending in "1" on the copyright page. Inscribed by Andy Warhol to the late D.D. Ryan of Harper's Bazaar Fashion Fame. Somewhat indecipherable in heavy black flair pen Andy Warhol has written: "to Quantum (?) Dorinda love u (?) Stu (?) and Andy (underlined) /87 (underlined)." D.D. Ryan (Dorinda Dixon Ryan), was a fashion designer at Harper's Bazaar where she worked with Diana Vreeland and Richard Avedon. Included in Dorinda's circle of friends were: Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Hilary Knight, Kay Thompson, and many others. D.D. was married to John Barry Ryan, III, and the couple is mentioned in Frewin's book on p.305 in a paragraph listing a gathering "of social notables..." Very good plus condition in blue-green paper-covered boards and burgundy cloth spine stamped in silver. A clean and tight copy throughout with a fascinating section of photographs in the center of the book. In a complete dustjacket printed in green, red, white and black. With the original price of $22.95 at the top of the front inside flap which has short crease at the bottom corner.The front panel features photo of Dorothy Parker. Touch of wrinkling to the top edge of the dustjacket spine. A scarce, personalized inscription to D.D. Ryan from Andy Warhol.


Price: US$ 1500.00 Seller: Brainerd F. Phillipson, Rare Books
- Book number: 6971

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