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Is Sex Necessary?
NY, Harper & Brothers, 1929. White's third book, co-authored with James Thurber, who also provided the illustrations, and for whom it was his first book published. Signed by White on the front flyleaf. White and Thurber had both been hired by The New Yorker in 1927, and their humor helped set the tone for that magazine in its early years. Both authors had long and distinguished literary careers in the decades that followed, with dozens of books published. This title was printed in an edition of only 2500 copies, with this being the (likely) first issue, bound in light green boards. Some handling apparent to boards; minor foxing to page edges and endpages; a very good copy, without dust jacket. Very scarce signed; no signed copies sold at auction in the online records we reviewed. From the library of the White family. Letter of provenance available. [#033505] SOLD

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