Jun 16, 2022 - Sale 2609

Sale 2609 - Lot 323

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
GIBRAN, KAHLIL. The Prophet. llustrations after drawings by the author. 8vo, publisher's gilt-stamped and lettered black cloth, spine with gilt faded and shallow chipping to head and foot; front hinge cracked but holding firm, bottom blank corner on one leaf torn, ex-collection Barbara Young with her ownership gift inscription on front free endpaper dated in the year of publication. Later edition, inscribed by the author "With the kindest thoughts of Kahlil Gibran [,] 1926." Barbara Young was the pen name of Henrietta Breckenridge Boughton, an American art and literary critic in the 1920s and a poet; she served as Gibran's secretary from 1925 until his death, revised and published his book The Garden of the Prophet, and published a study of his life (This Man from Lebanon). Rare inscribed copy, with a nice association. New York: Knopf, 1926