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    Vincent Starrett. Born in a Bookshop. Chapters from the Chicago Renascence. By Vincent Starrett. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1965].

    First edition. Inscribed by the author. Octavo. ix, 325 pages. Twelve photographic plates. Index.

    Publisher's bright red cloth covers with the spine lettered in black and silver. Illustrated dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Jacket slightly rubbed, price clipped front from the front inner flap of the jacket. Altogether a tight and very good copy.

    Writer and Chicago newspaperman Vincent Starrett (October 26, 1886 - January 5, 1974) was actually born above his grandfather's bookshop. This witty autobiography covers far more than merely his personal life, but encompasses the fascinating Chicago literary renascence, of which he was an integral part. The author inscribed the front free endpaper "To Dr. Walter Kahoe with appropriate greetings from Vincent Starrett who identifies himself as Bob Starrett's uncle. 12 November, 1966."


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