The Years with Ross
Boston, Little Brown, (1959). Thurber's memoir of Harold Ross, founder and editor of The New Yorker, with illustrations by the author. Ross founded the magazine in 1925 and served as editor-in-chief until his death in 1951. Thurber began his career with The New Yorker in 1927; he died just two years after this publication. Inscribed by Thurber on the flyleaf, and with a drawing of a dog on the pastedown, signed underneath it "th." Thurber's sight was failing by this time, and his lettering is large and rough; he seldom illustrated his inscriptions by this time, because of his poor eyesight. A good inscription, from late in the artist and writer's life. Spine gilt faded; near fine in a very good dust jacket with modest edge wear and a couple of small stains. [#033198] $750
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