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The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. by  Gertrude Stein - First Edition - 1933 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 135222)

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.

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The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.

by Stein, Gertrude

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New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1933. First edition of Gertrude Stein's most famous work; one of the richest biographies ever written. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated from photographs. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which is in good condition.

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'I always wanted to be historical,' Gertrude Stein once quipped. In 1932, Stein began writing the 'autobiography' of her longtime friend and companion, Alice B. Toklas. The book, an immediate bestseller, guaranteed them both a place in history. An account of their life together in Paris before, during, and after World War I, it is full of the atmosphere of the changing life of the city and of idiosyncratic glimpses of such figures as Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Cocteau, Apollinaire, Pound, Eliot, Hemingway, and other luminaries and aspirants who were their close friends. But at the center of the narrative there is always the titanic figure of Gertrude Stein, the self-proclaimed 'first-class genius' who some dismissed as the 'Mother Goose of Montparnasse,' presiding over her celebrated residence-salon-art gallery at 27, rue de Fleurus. William Troy remarked about her: 'It is not flippant to say that if she had not come to exist . . . it would be necessary to invent Miss Gertrude Stein.'

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book dealer
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
135222
Title
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.
Author
Stein, Gertrude
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harcourt Brace and Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1933
Keywords
first edition, Gertrude Stein, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Bookseller catalogs
Biography and Autobiography;

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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