Yaddo: Yesterday and Today

Saratoga Springs, New York: [Argus Press], 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Good.


With illustrations by Penina Kishore. Extremely scarce true first edition with 1933 on the title page. Quarter brown cloth, beige paper covered boards. Edges somewhat worn and bumped, coffee cup (or similar) rings on both front and rear boards. Penina Kishore was an engraver known for her book illustrations particularly those in Bible Tales for Very Young Children (1934) and Bible Tales for Very Young Children Book Two (1936), both written by Leonore Cohen. It was at Yaddo during the summer of 1938, where Roth met pianist and composer Muriel Parker. They married in 1939. Affectionately inscribed by Lawrence I. Fox, Roth's friend and recently retired executor of the Henry Roth Literary Trust: To Henry and Muriel -/Hoping this volume/brings you both some/fond remembrances/with affection/Larry Fox From the library of Henry Roth, the acclaimed author of Call it Sleep and Mercy of a Rude Stream. Offered for sale on behalf of the Henry Roth Literary Trust.

Price: $1,000