THE ILLITERATE DIGEST. Will ROGERS.

THE ILLITERATE DIGEST

New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth. Illustrated with drawings. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper nearly filling the page: "To/J.C. Calhoun/a Friend/from/Will Rogers/(almost an author)/New York. Nov 15, 24." Rogers was born in Indian Territory in 1879 and had some Native American blood in his veins. He began in vaudeville and moved on to motion pictures, a career that was cut short when he died in a small plane crash in 1935 near Point Barrow, Alaska. Perhaps he was best known, however, for his syndicated newspaper column which had such a massive following that the proposition that he run for President was once seriously advanced. His saying, "All I know is what I read in the newspapers," became a popular catchword of the times. Books signed or inscribed by this most popular of American humorists and member of the Cherokee Nation, especially with such a fine inscription, are uncommon. About Fine, lacking a dustwrapper. Item #012049

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