3860Huge cache of books owned by Edythe Hope Genee
- Dec 20, 2005Cadia, TJ, all...
I've come across a bookseller in California who bought up a huge lot (300 books) which
came from the library of Edythe Hope Genee. They are mostly vanity (self published)
poetry books from her friends in the Los Angeles area. Most are inscribed to Edythe, some
to Don Blanding...and some have Don's bookplates and/or mailing labels in them.
There are a few books from the Hollywood Evening School that Don illustrated. The most
valuable book is the complete works of Robert Service, inscribed by Service to Edythe...the
bookseller is selling that one for $950 (because he signed so few of his books) but most of
the books are in the $8 to $30 range.
I bought a few of the cheaper ones, but don't have the budget for much more. If anyone
wants to contact the bookseller, it is Broadway Books, 4521 Ingot Lane, Garden City, CA
95633, 530-333-4986, brdwybooks@...
The best thing would be for TJ (or someone else in that area) to visit the bookstore and
look through everything. He obtained them from an antique store in Roseville, California
and will ask them about it again when he has a chance. I'm mainly interested to know if
there were any personal belongings with the books (letters, diaries, etc...)
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