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Alan Dent
1905 - 1978
A COLLECTION OF BOOKS INSCRIBED BY ALAN DENT, COMPRISING:
i) James Agate. Red Letter Nights. London: Jonathan Cape, 1944, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO VIVIEN LEIGH (“to dear Vivien | Alan | July, 1944”) on the front free endpaper, original green cloth; 

ii) Alexander Woollcott. Long, Long Ago. London: Cassell and Company, 1945, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO VIVIEN LEIGH (“Vivien | from Alan | in a car with Lynn and Alfred, | and Bobby (at his usual best), and | New (behaving), and a frantically | completed Sunday Times cross-word, | (and extremely incomplete Notley,) | and complete felicity. | Sunday, | May 27th, | 1945 | “And nothing wanting is - | Save Laurence, alas!””) on in the front free endpaper, original black cloth; 

iii) May Agate. Madame Sarah. London: Home & Van Thal, 1945, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO VIVIEN LEIGH (“For Madame Vivien | with the love of her | Alan | October 45”) on the front free endpaper, original purple cloth; 

iv) Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon. Kings and Queens. London: J.M. Dent, 1953, 4to, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO VIVIEN AND LAURENCE (“Laurence and Viv - | an ideal bed-book | for the dear pair of you. | Alan | August | 1954”) on the front free endpaper, colour illustrations throughout, original blue cloth, some pencil marks, spine faded

v) Alan Dent. My Dear America... London: Arthur Barker, 1954, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ("to my dear Vivien | my very first caller | at Rose and Crown Yard. | october 21st, 1954. | Alan D.") on the front free endpaper, original blue cloth;

vi) Ethel Barrymore. Memories. London: Hulton Press, 1956, large 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO VIVIEN LEIGH (“Vivien from | Alan for | the lovely week-end | or at least Sunday | 26th February, 1956”) on the front free endpaper, photographic plates, original black cloth; 

vii) Max Beerbohm. Letters to Reggie Turner. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1964, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO VIVIEN LEIGH (“To Viven - | darling and dear friend | (these letters from another | darling to his dear friend) | Alan D | 5th November, 1964”) on the front free endpaper, original bluish buckram, dust-jacket; 

[with]: an autograph letter signed ("Alan"), to "Dear and Lovely" describing a recent meeting ("...I have not seen you looking so like yourself for over a year - though with eyes a little saddened by the deeply shocking death of Alex [Korda]..."), and requesting to see Vivien and Larry, headed stationery, 2 pages, 11 Rose and Crown Yard, St James's, London, 24 January 1956 (8)


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Catalogue Note

"New" probably refers to Vivien's Siamese cat "New Boy".

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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