THE MEMORIAL QUADRANGLE - A BOOK ABOUT YALE [with manuscript letter]
by French, Robert Dudley ; [ SIGNED ]
New Haven: Yale University Press. Near Fine. 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Autograph; Inscribed by the author to Samuel Burdett Hemingway with a manuscript letter from the author laid in. In the letter, the author indicates that he had wanted to dedicate the book to Hemingway, but the University Press edited out the dedication in fear of affronting "the magic circle of a certain family." He concludes the letter - "this work is dedicated to you because it is a book about Yale, and you are the best Yale man that I know." Hemingway was a noted Yale Shakesperian scholar. French was a beloved professor and Chaucerian scholar at Yale. An important association copy in the academic and social history of Yale University.; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. . (Inventory #: 40215)
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