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Don't Tell Dad.
Don't Tell Dad.
Don't Tell Dad.
Don't Tell Dad.
FONDA, Peter.
Don't Tell Dad.

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A Memoir.

Published: Norwalk, CT The Easton Press, 1998

Stock Code: 114046

£275
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First edition, signed limited issue. Out-of-series publisher's copy from an edition of 1,250 copies signed by Fonda on the limitation page. This copy also inscribed by the author "To Dink, with love, Peter Fonda, ‘98" on the title page. The recipient was Benjamin "Dink" Bruce, a cult figure in Key West, Florida, where Fonda bought a house in the 1970s after his marriage to Becky Crockett, first wife of Tom McGuane. Peter Fonda played Tom Skelton in McGuane's 1975 film, 92 in the Shade, and Bruce was employed as a crew-member. Dink's father Telly Otto Bruce ("Toby") originally moved to Key West at the behest of his Arkansas friend Ernest Hemingway in 1935, serving the author in a vague capacity of general fixer for some thirty years, and Dink later became a local cult figure in his own right: "Bruce seemed to cross paths with every celebrity who came through Key West. He didn't seek them out; they found him. In Key West, Dink Bruce was royalty" (McKeen, Mile Marker Zero: The Moveable Feast of Key West, p. 90).
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Octavo. Original blue morocco, spine gilt in compartments, covers elaborately gilt with concentric frames, all edges gilt, bronze moir silk endpapers, bound silk page-marker.

Condition

A fine copy.

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