The Lost Weekend.
Presentation copy of the ninth printing from the author to his publisher John Farrar, inscribed on the front free endpaper “Oxford, N.H., Nov. 11th ’48. Dear John & Margaret – This comes to you about 4 1/2 years too late, but still with my admiration & gratitude, Affectionately, Charlie”. Inserted is a three-page typescript of Farrar’s preface to the 1960 edition of the novel.
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Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, endpapers tanned, contents toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket.