WARMLY INSCRIBED BY ELIZABETH TAYLOR
TAYLOR, Elizabeth. Nibbles and Me. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, (1946). Slim, square octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $4500.
Library edition, advance review copy with review slip, of this children's book about a pet chipmunk, written and illustrated by actress Elizabeth Taylor at age 13, inscribed opposite the title page to a prominent Australian film journalist: "To Lon Jones, Best wishes always, From Nibbles & me, Elizabeth Taylor."
Elizabeth Taylor "loved animals as well as people and wrote/illustrated a book entitled Nibbles and Me that was published in 1946. It's a nonfiction story about her pet chipmunk, Nibbles, as well as featuring a little bit about her journey at that point in film… It's a well written book with beautiful sketches!" (Vintage Stardust). Published the same year as the first edition. Includes eight pages of black-and-white photographs of Elizabeth Taylor and Nibbles. This copy is inscribed to Lon Jones and bears his address stamp. Jones was an Australian film journalist who broke into Hollywood when he was hired as a technical advisor on all things Australian for the film, The Man From Down Under (1943). Jones went on to work as a publicist for Dino De Laurentiis. With review slip laid in.
Book with inscription bold, slight soiling to title page, rear inner paper hinge split but holding firm, and only mild toning to spine. Dust jacket with rear flap detached and a bit of wear to extremities. An extremely good inscribed copy.