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Clark Gable's last wife, the mother of his only legitimate (and posthumous) son, John Clark Gable, was a thrice-married former fashion model and bit part actress; a year after his death in 1960 she published a memoir, "Clark Gable: A Personal Portrait." Color IPS (magazine), 7" X 9½", n.p., 1961 [August 11]. Very good. Discreet scotch tape stains at two corners. Attractive color magazine portrait depicting Gable's widow in turquoise dress and matching headband seated in an oversize white wicker chair, holding the son born a few month's after her husband's death -- baby Gable holds both hands up as if in shock and has an expression of amazement on his face. She inscribes this in a thick fountain pen almost the same color as her turquoise outfit: "To Donald Burnell / Luck and happiness, / From / John Clark Gable and his Mother / Age 2 weeks 1961." Quite unusual in this form!. Bookseller Inventory # 18270

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

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