(BRADY, James Buchanan) MORELL, Parker.
Diamond Jim. The Life and Times of James Buchanan Brady.
First edition, first impression. The biography of the larger-then-life figure James “Diamond Jim” Brady, American tycoon, philanthropist , and toast of the New York social scene during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A collector of jewellery and precious stones, he owned 30 sets of diamond jewellery–one for each day of the month. He was also known for his enormous appetite, being described by one restauranteur as “the best 25 customers I ever had”. A very attractive copy, and uncommon with both the dust jacket and the faux diamond remaining in the cover.
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Octavo. Original burgundy cloth, blue top-stain, diamond-shaped paper label to spine printed in blue and black, portrait of Tully to upper board in blind with a faux diamond inset into the board. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 20 plates. Spine slightly rolled, glue residue visible around faux diamond in cover, endpapers toned. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and nicked jacket.