Parker | Dorothy

Death and Taxes

First Edition | First Printing



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First edition of Death and Taxes by Dorothy Parker.

Small octavo, 62pp. Pink cloth, title in gilt on spine, title stamped in blind on front cover. No additional printings listed on copyright page. Solid text block, toning to edges, faint sunning to spine, a touch of toning to endpapers, a near fine example. In publisher’s first state dust jacket with “First Printing” on front panel, $1.75 retail price on front flap, toning to spine, limited professional restoration to edges, a near fine example. A clean copy in scarce dust jacket.

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) was a writer and a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table, a group of New York City writers, actors, and critics in the 1920s. Later in her career, Parker moved to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting, receiving two Academy Award nominations for A Star is Born (1937) and Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman (1947). She was blacklisted from Hollywood in 1950 when her name appeared on a list of Communists released by the publication Red Channels, abruptly ending her career.

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Location Published

New York


The Viking Press


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Parker | Dorothy

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Dorothy Parker