"The way to find a needle in a haystack is to sit down": First Edition of West With The Night; Signed by Beryl Markham in the Year of Publication
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1942.
First edition, first state with the date of 1942 to the title page of Beryl Markham’s classic autobiography. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “Beryl Markham June 1942.” From the library of journalist and publicist Arthur Ronnie with his bookplate below the inscription. Arthur Ronnie acquired an impressive collection of autographs throughout his nearly 70-year career as a publicist in Hollywood, most of which he acquired in personal interviews. His collection focused on American presidents, Hollywood entertainers, explorers and aviators. Near fine in a near fine dust price-clipped dust jacket jacket with some light wear and reinforcement to the verso. Scarce and desirable. Books signed by Markham are uncommon, particularly in this condition.
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