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Appointment in Samarra
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1934). First. First edition. Errata slip tipped-in. A good copy with the paper over the front hinge slightly repaired, and some smudging or light stains on the glazed front board as usual, a sound, good or a little better copy lacking the dustwrapper. Ownership signature of Anthony Soma ("A. Soma") on front pastedown. Soma was the proprietor of a speakeasy in downtown Manhattan during the Depression and the father-in-law of John Houston, who married Soma's daughter Enrecca (and thus was also the grandfather of Angelica Houston). O'Hara, no stranger to speakeasies, has Inscribed the book on the front fly: "To Tony Soma. John O'Hara. Sept. 10, 1934." O'Hara's famous first book, realistically detailing the three-day disintegration of Julian English in O'Hara's invented city of Gibbsville, Pennsylvania. .
      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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