Memoir for Mrs. Sullavan (signed postcard & letter)

Untermeyer, Bryna Ivens w/illus. by Barry Geller

Published by New York: Simon & Schuster
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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1966 1st ed. 128pp. illus. beige pictorial cloth sm 8vo: Very Good+ in a near Very Good dj in Brodart poly cover [dj = few edge nicks & small tears; else nrVG] A personal, typed postcard, signed by the author Bryna Ivens Untermeyer (d. 1985), is tipped to ffep describing Mrs. Untermeyer s trip to Greece with her husband Louis Untermeyer. Tipped to rfep is a typed letter, signed by the author, describing the Untermeyers' trip from their Connecticut home to Boston for Louis Untermeyer (1885-1977) to receive the New England Poetry Society s Golden Rose for 1966 (for service to poetry). The book is a charming memoir of the Untermeyers' cat, Mrs. Sullavan (with equally charming pencil sketches by Barry Geller). The poet Phyllis McGinley (1905-78) said: Unlike most books perpetrated by cat lovers, [this book] is neither arch nor affected; rather, affecting. I read it with much pleasure. Included as a bonus with this purchase is a copy of Louis Untermeyer's contemporaneous work Labyrinth of Love, illustrated by Paul Davis (Simon & Schuster, 1965 1st ed.) 59pp. hardback 16mo in dust jacket. Untermeyer, a Marxist, was blacklisted in the 1950s by the notorious House Committee on Un-American Activities. Bookseller Inventory # 3011

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Title: Memoir for Mrs. Sullavan (signed postcard & ...

Publisher: New York: Simon & Schuster

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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