New York: Harper and Brothers, 1919. First Edition. Association copy, INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper in the year of publication: "To Clara Lipman / and / Louis Mann / from their devoted / Fannie H. / March 16, 19 / N.Y.C." With Lipman and Mann's pictorial bookplate adhered to the front pastedown.

Clara Lipman and her husband Louis Mann were actors in New York at the turn of the century, appearing primarily in musical comedies. The couple starred together in a number of Broadway productions, including "The Laughing Girl" in 1893 and "The Girl from Paris" in 1897. Mann and Lipman were close friends of Fannie Hurst, and Hurst was purportedly at Mann's bedside with Lipman when he passed away in 1931.

Basis for the 1946 film noir directed by Jean Negulesco, starring Joan Crawford, John Garfield, and Oscar Levant.

Good only, lacking the scarce dust jacket. Boards slightly bowed, with inside front hinge starting and moderate wear to the spine.

[Book #156620]