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ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE

ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE

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1 ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE The Algonquin Round Table. University of Southern California - May 2, 1976
Los Angeles Friends of the USC Libraries 1977 
First Edition. A finely and privately printed transcript of an evening of memories and first hand stories of the Algonquin Round Table. Among the speakers on the panel are Nathaniel Benchley, Heywood Hale Broun, Marc Connelly, Lee Grant, George Oppenheimer, etc. A unique gathering under the scholarly auspices of members and acquaintances of this famous literary group. Paperbound. Fine in wrappers. One of the scarcest items in collecting material dealing with this colorful literary group. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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2 CASE, FRANK Feeding the Lions. An Algonquin Cookbook. Illustrated O. Soglow
New York The Greystone Press 1942 
First Edition. Signed and inscribed by the author Frank Case: “For Allen & Mary Rogers, With every good wish. Frank Case.” Small ownership note and a few notations in pencil at a couple of the recipes. Very good slightly used copy with some edge wear in a very good dust jacket with a hint of dust soiling and a few tiny tears. A collection of recipes compiled by the owner and manager of the Algonquin Hotel. With a preface “Antipasto to This Book” about the Algonquin Round Table writers and other artistic figures who frequented the hotel and dining room. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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3 FORD, COREY (JUNE TRIPLETT) Coconut Oil. June Triplett's Amazing Book Out of Darkest Africa! As Told to Corey Ford
New York Brewer, Warren & Putnam 1931 
First Edition. Signed presentation copy from Corey Ford as June Triplett, to playwright Marc Connelly and his wife inscribed: For Marc and Madeline Connelly, In memory of one glamorous hour on the African veldt. Gratefully, June Triplett per Corey Ford.” Connelly was a founding member, along with Robert Benchley and Dorothy Parker, and others of the literary group known as the Algonquin Round Table, and is best known for his biblical fantasy The Green Pastures and for The Farmer Takes a Wife, in addition to his many successful collaborations with George S. Kaufman. A lightly used copy with some darkening to the spine with some tiny tears and a bit of fraying at its top and bottom and with some light wear to the extremities in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with some chipping. A campy literary spoof illustrated with black & white photographs and photograph collages of the explorer/adventure genre with a comic cast of characters including “Chester Drawers, the expedition's professional stowaway”, Britches, Ego, the Missing Link, Harry Ape, and others. Also, notably posing as characters in the book are famous aviatrix Amelia Earhart as one of the expedition's pilots and entertainer Jimmy Durante as Scarface Jimmy, June's smiling trainer and crack wildlife hunter, and Jack Dempsey as the chimp. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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4 TEICHMANN, HOWARD George S. Kaufman: An Intimate Portrait
New York Atheneum 1972 
First Edition. Advance reading copy paperbound in the wrappers of the pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by the author, Howard Teichmann, to fellow writer, Wayne Warga. Inscribed: “For Wayne Warga, with the hope that this book meets with your approval and pleasure. Howard Teichmann.” Illustrated. Very good lightly used copy with some slight fading to the spine and a trace of age toning to the outer edges in printed wrappers. Laid in is a typed letter signed from Howard Teichmann to Wayne Warga on Mr. Teichmann's personal printed stationery, dated June 21, 1972: “Dear Mr. Warga, Many thanks for the kind words you wrote about the Kaufman biography. They just arrived here and I was delighted to read them. It was not with some small amount of fear that I picked up the LA Times believing that any man who was foolish enough to title a chapter “The Man Who Hated Hollywood” was in for a bit of a drubbing from anyone from Los Angeles. Fortunately for me, you rose above this and what you wrote was deeply appreciated. Sincerely, Howard Teichmann.” Fine condition with the envelope's printed return address attached. Also laid in is a small note paper with review notations in Wayne Warga's hand. From the library of journalist and novelist Wayne Warga. The youngest editor at Life Magazine at age 25, Warga reported on John F. Kennedy's race for the Presidency, and went on to cover the Civil Rights movement for the magazine. For many years, Warga was one of the leading writers at the Los Angeles Times where he did in depth articles and features on writers and people in the arts. Later, Warga became a mystery novelist, creating three well-received bibliomysteries: Hardcover, Fatal Impressions, and Singapore Transfer, featuring Los Angeles rare book dealer, Jeffrey Dean. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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5 TEICHMANN, HOWARD Smart Aleck. The Wit, World, and Life of Alexander Woollcott
New York Morrow 1976 
First Edition. Inscribed and signed by the author, Howard Teichmann, to fellow writer, Wayne Warga. Inscribed: “To Wayne Warga, In gratitude for the many kindness he has written about George [Kaufman], Aleck [Alexander Woollcott], and Howard Teichmann.” Illustrated. Fine bright copy in a near fine dust jacket with a bit of fading to the spine and a very tiny trace of edge wear. Laid in are two typed letter signed from Howard Teichman to Wayne Warga on Mr. Teichmann's personal printed stationery, dated June 10, 1976 and September 28, 1976, in which he expresses appreciation for an interview of him by Warga and for some material about Life Magazine's photography staff and NBC political journalism. Both letters are in fine condition. From the library of journalist and novelist Wayne Warga. The youngest editor at Life Magazine at age 25, Warga reported on John F. Kennedy's race for the Presidency, and went on to cover the Civil Rights movement for the magazine. For many years, Warga was one of the leading writers at the Los Angeles Times where he did in depth articles and features on writers and people in the arts. Later, Warga became a mystery novelist, creating three well-received bibliomysteries: Hardcover, Fatal Impressions, and Singapore Transfer, featuring Los Angeles rare book dealer, Jeffrey Dean. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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