Spider Boy

VAN VECHTEN, Carl. Spider Boy.

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VAN VECHTEN, Carl. Spider Boy. New York. Alfred A Knopf. 1928.

8vo., original cloth with dust wrapper. Chip to top of spine of wrapper affecting lettering, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition inscribed by Van Vechten to Doris Barry, "For Doris with love from Carlo. Noel 1955 New York".
Doris Barry was a performer and stage director at venues such as London's Windmill Theatre. In later years she acted as personal manager for her sister, ballerina Dame Alicia Markova.
Van Vechten photographed both Doris Barry and Alicia Markova. Markova was one of his favourite sitters.