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BALDWIN
GIOVANNI'S ROOM (INSCRIBED)
New York: Dial Press, 1957. Second Printing. A near-fine copy in quarter-bound black cloth and green marbled paper, with bright silver title on spine. There is slight toning to the endpapers but otherwise the book is clean, square and tightly-bound. A perfect facsimile of the original dustwrapper is included for display purposes. The original dustwrapper is also included and is good but with darkening and loss of material at the spine, tape to the verso, and some soiling and chips throughout. This book was owned by Harding "Pete" LeMay and his wife. Lemay was a Knopf editor, a well-known author and playwright, and a two-time Emmy Award winner for his work on Guiding Light and Another World, two long-time radio operas. Baldwin has iinscribed this copy, "For Pete & Dorothy LeMay - This book's subject is love. Jimmy B." The book concentrates on the life of an American man living in Paris and his feelings and frustrations concerning his relationships with other men in his life, particularly an Italian bartender named Giovanni whom he meets at a Parisian gay bar. Baldwin received strong critical reviews and there was controversy when the book was published due to the nature of its subject. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Crawford Doyle Booksellers, Member ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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