DAWN: A HISTORY OF MYSELF. Theodore DREISER.

DAWN: A HISTORY OF MYSELF

New York: Horace Liveright, Inc., (1931). First Trade Edition. hardcover. There was also a limited signed edition of 275 copies. This copy is INSCRIBED for Ralph Fabri "love included" and SIGNED by Dreiser in May of 1931 (The book was published May 8.). Fabri was a Hungarian painter who was commissioned to paint a portrait of Dreiser's cousin and companion Helen in 1929 and who became Helen's confidant as she poured out her troubles over Dreiser's womanizing. Dreiser would marry Helen in 1944, a year before his death. Fabri, who became a lifelong friend of both Dreisers, was eventually put in charge of supervising the construction of Dreiser's monstrous home, Iroke, that would prove to be an albatross to the writer in his later, more difficult financial years. Some sunning to the spine which has minor wear at the head. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. Item #009312

Price: $1,250.00