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Saroyan | William [Bill Goetz / Frank Sinatra Association]

The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze and Other Stories

First Edition


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Signed first edition of The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, from the personal collection of Frank Sinatra. Octavo, 270pp. Beige cloth, title on foil label affixed to front panel and spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Lacking publishers dust jacket. This signed copy is from the personal library of Frank Sinatra, with laid-in auction tags from Sotheby’s Estate Auction. Book is inscribed by author William Saroyan to William Goetz, a Hollywood film producer and founder of Twentieth Century Pictures (20th Century Fox). Inscription reads: “To William Goetz / With very good wishes and thanks, William Saroyan. Hollywood, Oct. 1934.”

Comments: Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) was an actor, singer, producer and political supporter. He is considered by many to be the “greatest singer of the 20th Century.” In 2018, Sotheby’s auctioned off part of the estate of Frank Sinatra’s wife, Barbara Sinatra. This collection included numerous pieces from their homes in Los Angeles, Malibu and Palm Springs

Additional information

Location Published

New York


Random House


First Edition

Date Published





Near fine

Jacket Condition

Saroyan | William [Bill Goetz / Frank Sinatra Association]