THE (DIBLOS) NOTEBOOK. NEW YORK: ATHENEUM, 1965
8vo (8 x 5 1/2 in.; 203 x 140 mm). Publisher's two-toned cloth, spine lettered in gilt, upper cover in blind; some dust-soiling at edges. Original dust-jacket with photo by Janet Halverson; minor soiling.
Doris Sewell (presentation inscription) — Herbert Waide Hemphill (signature and bookplate)
Hammer pp. 493; Hagstrom/Morgan A17
First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed in red to Doris Sewell, "To Sewelly with love as always Jimmy. February 1965." Doris Sewell was married to Merrill's partner David Jackson. They separated in 1952, but remained friends and never divorced.
Condition as described in catalogue entry.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.