“AMERICA NEEDED A COUPLE OF BAD BOYS IN LETTERS”: VERY SCARCE SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF HELIOGABALUS, SIGNED BY H.L. MENCKEN AND GEORGE JEAN NATHAN, ONE OF ONLY 60 COPIES
MENCKEN, H.L. and NATHAN, George Jean. Heliogabalus. New York, 1920.
Signed limited first edition, number 24 of only 60 copies, a blistering tongue-in-cheek farce set in ancient Rome, from a story by renowned journalist H.L. Mencken and leading drama critic George Jean Nathan, largely authored by Mencken, together signed by Mencken and Nathan. $700.