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(BRADY, James Buchanan.) MORELL, Parker.

Diamond Jim. The Life and Times of James Buchanan Brady.

Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York , 1934 Stock Code: 77480
£500.00
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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 nice copy, and uncommon with both the dust jacket and the faux diamond remaining in the cover.

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Description

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.

Illustrations

Portrait frontispiece and 20 plates.

Condition

Boards very lightly rubbed, contents faintly toned. An excellent copy in the price-clipped, rubbed, and creased jacket with a chip and a tear at the head of the spine panel affecting the upper panel and the "D" in the title.

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