I'd Live It Over [*SIGNED* with related ephemera]

By: Cloman, Flora

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[bottom corners bumped and very slightly frayed, otherwise a nice copy with no other significant wear; jacket has small tears and minor paper loss at a few corners, one small closed tear and associated short crease at top of front panel, light soiling (including a fingernail-size ink blot) to rear panel]. (B&W photographic plates) INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep: "To -- / Estelle L_____ / with fond memories / of the happy times we / have spent together / Flora Cloman / May 1st 1941." As she tells it in this memoir, the author's life was "both romantic and dramatic," ranging "from the pioneer days of her girlhood through the time she spent in mining camps here, in South Africa and Mexico, the years in army posts in America and the Philippines, her four years at the American Embassy in London, to the tours with her husband on diplomatic missions to Australia and New Zealand." (The husband was Colonel Sydney A. Cloman (1867-1923), a West Point graduate who had a long and distinguished career in the U.S. Army.) Included with this book are three items of ephemera, all of which reflect a bit further on the friendship that lay behind the inscription: (1) a postcard from the author to the book's inscribee, postmarked from Salt Lake City on July 28, 1943, stating that she's en route to San Francisco (per an added pencil annotation, this was "Flo's last trip out to see us all in California"); (2) a small photograph of the author in her home, with a personal inscription on the reverse (and again, an added note dating it as "Xmas 1943" and also noting that this was "the year she died"; and (3) a scribbled note, on a small piece of paper dated "May 14," that appears to be a draft of a note sent by Estelle to Flora, thanking her "for your dear book & the inscription there." (At some point on all three items, Mrs. Cloman either signs herself or is referred to as "Flippin" or "Flippins," obviously a nickname.) The frontispiece portrait (also reproduced as the jacket illustration) is a charcoal portrait of Mrs. Cloman, done by John Singer Sargent in 1911. Signed by Author

Title: I'd Live It Over [*SIGNED* with related ephemera]

Author: Cloman, Flora

Illustrator: Illustrated by (frontispiece) John Singer Sargent

Categories: Biography/Autobiography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: (c.1941)

ISBN Number: NO

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20931

Keywords: Autobiography Signed Mining Camps Diplomats