np (Grosse Pointe, MI), nd (c. 1940s). Hardcover. Very Good. Item #21-0881
Oblong 4.5 x 6", string-tied cloth, unpaginated, cover worn, pp toned with some finger soiling, first page waterstained; a well used copy. Autograph book kept by a young Madeline Hurley of Grosse Pointe, MI; the first few pp have name and addresses of her school friends; half of the book is taken up with autographs and inscriptions from school friends (most dated 1940; probably from 8th grade graduation) with pithy rhymes and drawings; the rear of the book contains blank pages with scraps of paper glued-in with the pencil autographs of SAMMY KAYE, SONNY DURHAM (ink), STAN KENTON (ink), RAY EBERLE, GLENN MILLER, BYRON NELSON AND BEN HOGAN (on same scrap of paper with another unidentified autograph), and GENE KRUPA (ink). Also, a loose ink signature of Detroit area children's author Roy J. Snell. Unique!