INSCRIBED BY “OLD PEARLY MAE”
BAILEY, Pearl. Talking to Myself. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1971). Octavo, original lavender cloth, original dust jacket. $250.
First edition of this “absorbing” autobiography, “laden with warm ‘mother wit,” inscribed on the half title, “Dearest ones I send you all love—Pearl.”
In her autobiography, great entertainer and winner of the Living Legacy Award for contributions to humanity, the inimitable Pearl “is in rare form… Miss Bailey discusses with obvious delight, sometimes with passion and sometimes with humor, the state of the nation, the American family, the conflict between the generations,… and the perennial themes of birth and love and hate and death.”
Fine condition, with only a small tear to rear panel of dust jacket.