The Passionate Years. Caresse Crosby.

The Passionate Years

Very Good + / Very Good. Item #8791

New York: The Dial Press, 1953. First Edition. Octavo. 342 pages. Black and white photographs. Illustrated dust jacket with $5.00 price present. Green and black boards stamped in gilt. Dust jacket chipped at extremities, most heavily at top of spine. Boards rubbed along edges. Binding sound and pages unmarked.

Caresse was known as the literary godmother of the Lost Generation, and also received the first patent for the modern bra. Her husband Harry Crosby's suicide pact, or murder suicide (evidence was inconclusive) with his "Fire Princess," Josephine Rotch, in New York in 1929 caused a scandal and sensational articles ran for days. Caresse would continue to be a patron of the arts and to run Black Sun Press for years after.

Price: $75.00

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