The Lost Weekend

New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1944. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author in the year of publication to Chicago artist Arthur Anderson: "Thank you for your interest in the book / These things mean much to me. / With best wishes from Charlie Jackson / March 3 '44."

Basis for the 1945 film noir directed by Billy Wilder and starring Ray Milland. Jackson's book was an overnight success, and the author went on to become an iconic spokesman for Alcoholics Anonymous, being one of the first to expand the scope of AA to discussion of drug use (something very common today).

Fine in an about Near Fine dust jacket. The easily worn jacket is rubbed along hinges and flap fold, with just a few nicks at the crown, otherwise quite bright and clean. Early inscriptions by Charles Jackson are uncommon, particularly on this title.

In a custom maroon quarter-leather clamshell box.

The Dark Page I, p. 168.

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