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(SINATRA, Frank.) KAHN, E. J.

The Voice. The Story of an American Phenomenon.

Published: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1947

Stock code: 107048

Price: £2,250

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First edition, inscribed by Sinatra “To [illegible], all the best for you. Frank Sinatra.” The book was originally published as a series of articles in the New Yorker, and issued here in book form at the height of Sinatra’s initial success. Ely Jacques Kahn Jr. was employed by the New Yorker in 1937 and originally came to prominence with a series of pieces on his life in the Army published during the Second World War. An old school journalist in many ways, he became best known for his personality pieces, “His major at Harvard had been Latin and Greek, which is evident in his writing style: superbly classical, terse, graceful, and lyrical with detail” (New Yorker obituary).

Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in blue, front board with titles and Aaron Birnbaum caricature of Sinatra to the front board in blue. With the dust jacket. 8 photographic plates. A little spotting to edges; an excellent copy in the bright jacket with a few nicks to extremities.

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