Inscribed copy of The Letters of Joseph P. Kennedy by Amanda Smith, inscribed to Lauren Bacall. Octavo, 764pp. Black boards, cloth spine, silver title over spine. Black end papers. First published 2001 statement on copyright page with number line ending at 2. Dust jacket near fine, retail price on front flap, illustrations of Kennedy Family. Clean pages. Inscribed by editor to Mrs. Lauren Bacall with affectionate inscription: “For Betty, A book about a legend for a legend. Love, Amanda. 1/6/01.” Provenance: from The Lauren Bacall Collection at Bonhams, May 2015.
Comments: Mrs. Lauren Bacall was an Academy Award Nominated Actress, staring alongside 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.