February 18, 2021 10:00 EST

Books & Manuscripts

 
  Lot 68
 

68

[Literature] [Benchley, Robert] Stein, Gertude
Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms

New York: Claire Marie, 1914. First edition, one of 1,000 copies printed. 8vo. 78 pp. Original yellow paper-covered boards, title label to front board, worn at extremities, spine partially perished, small cicular stain on rear board, likely from the bottom of a glass; hinges split. From the library of Algonquin Round Table charter member Robert Benchley, with no ownership marks but with several newspaper clippings laid in, presumably by his wife Gertude, as was her custom. Haas & Gallup IV. .

The first commercially published book by Stein, a noted guest at the Algonquin Round Table.

Sold for $189
Estimated at $300 - $500


 

New York: Claire Marie, 1914. First edition, one of 1,000 copies printed. 8vo. 78 pp. Original yellow paper-covered boards, title label to front board, worn at extremities, spine partially perished, small cicular stain on rear board, likely from the bottom of a glass; hinges split. From the library of Algonquin Round Table charter member Robert Benchley, with no ownership marks but with several newspaper clippings laid in, presumably by his wife Gertude, as was her custom. Haas & Gallup IV. .

The first commercially published book by Stein, a noted guest at the Algonquin Round Table.

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