Wonderful, inscribed and signed Association-copy of Alfred Kazin’s “Starting out in the Thirties” with an inscription to Kazin’s friend, Gilbert Seldes and a signed cheque by Gilbert Seldes, which Seldes addressed to Kazin in 1967 for the amount of 2 USD for a Lunch and Kazin then angrily manipulated into Inflation-Money of 2 Million Dollars and sent back to Kazin with the book, provokingly asking: “O.K. Can I cash it now ? You ! ….. Apologize !…….
Boston / Toronto, An Atlantic Monthly Press Book, 1965. Octavo. 166 pages. Original Softcover. Excellent condition with some minor signs of wear only. Signed and inscribed by Kazin on the endpaper: “To dear Gilbert from Alfred Kazin – NY 1967 (+ Lunch for the Twenties)” / Alfred Kazin also mentions pages “108-109 Draper” on the endpaper and leads Sledes to a part of the book in which he speaks about Harriet bringing him to the house of Muriel Draper”. The signed and manipulated cheque, loosely inserted. A wonderful and rare association.