Thick octavo, 637pp. Orange cloth boards, gilt title on spine. Nicks to top edge of spine. Dust jacket in good condition, tears along top edge, price clipped. Illustrated end papers. Signed by the authors to Mrs. Lauren Bacall, which reads: “To Betty, Whose charms are as enduring as the walls of Jerusalem, this portrait of that eternal city which has summoned up so much of the best – and worst – in mankind. Affectionately, Larry. Saint Tropez, 15 December 1972.” Provenance: from The Lauren Bacall Collection at Bonhams, May 2015.
Comments: Mrs. Lauren Bacall was an Academy Award Nominated Actress, staring along side notable actors such as Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable. She was also known as a democratic political supporter, with close ties to the Kennedy family and President Harry Truman. She passed away in 2014 in New York City.