The Lost Weekend
JACKSON, Charles (1903-1968). The Lost Weekend. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1944.

Inscribed first edition of the author’s first book, his famous chronicle of a struggling writer's drinking binge. This copy is inscribed to author Laura Z. Hobson: "October 23rd '46 Dearest Laura – this should have been done two years ago, when I first began to love you. For god's sake don't let me lose track the way I did last year – ever again! Affectionately, your Charlie." Laura Z. Hobson (1900-1986) was born Laura Kean Zemetkin in Queens, New York. She enjoyed a prolific writing career and would become best-known for her 1947 best-selling novel Gentleman's Agreement, the story of an undercover journalist researching anti-Semitism. With an autograph note to Hobson loosely inserted.

Octavo. Original cloth (spine a little faded, a few scuffs); pictorial dust jacket (some rubbing and edgewear to spine panel ends and extremities with a few tiny chips along top edge); custom box. [Housed with:] Autograph note signed, "Charlie Jackson," to "Laura," 20 December, no year, no place. One page, small octavo. Jackson extends Christmas greetings, small talk, and asks, "What about the new book? I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours." Provenance: Laura Z. Hobson (1900-1986; inscription).
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