Chronicles of Barabbas 1884-1934---and Further Chronicles and Comment-- with Sinclair Lewis, Maugham and Mencken and Christopher Morley Contributing Candid Portrait Reviews
New York: Rinehart and Co Inc, 1952. 1st Edition Thus. Hardcover. Blue grey cover with black cloth quarter spine. Cover is sunfaded around edges. Dust in near fine condition and covered with mylar cover.There is an inscription to Betty & Bob on front endpaper signed by Doran. (poor handwriting but looks to be 1953) Looks as though Doran signed this book again in 1954 (clear handwriting) on next page with additional inscription. There is a third original signature by Doran under his photo opposite title page. A fourth notable addition is a signed letter from George Doran to a Betty Weber in Chicago with postal cancellation dated May 1944 from Prescott, Arizona where the author lived. In the letter he mentions he is sending his book Chronicles of Barabbas which he published in 1934. The letter, envelope, and news articles of his death were all inside this the 1952 edition. Doran mentions his friendship with the Weber's and it appears they kept his letter in their copy of this 1952 Chronicles of Barabbas. A very rare if not unique set of memoriablia from the life of George Doran. George H. Doran was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1869. He moved frequently from New York City to London, England during his publishing career, and was well acquainted with most of the writers he published. In 1935, George Doran wrote Chronicles of Barabbas 1884-1934, that told about the publishing business and its personalities. It was republished in 1952 with Further chronicles and Comment added to the title. Doran was friends with most of the authors he published including: Joyce Kilmer, P. G. Wodehouse, Arnold Bennett, Arnold J. Toynbee, Theodore Roosevelt, Arthur Conan Doyle, O. Henry, James J. Montague, Edwin Lefèvre, Virginia Woolf, Frank Harris, H.G. Wells, W. Somerset Maugham, Sinclair Lewis, H.L. Mencken and Margery Williams. George H. Doran Company merged with Doubleday, Page & Company in 1927, making Doubleday, Doran the largest publishing business in the English-speaking world. A very rare book and collection of memoriablia.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 446 pages; Signed by Collection of Signatures. Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket .
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