New York: Random House, . Cloth. Illustrations by Saul Steinberg. Spine somewhat rubbed, but a good, sound copy, internally very good, without dust jacket. Item #WRCLIT77627
First edition. A very appropriate association copy, inscribed by Behrman to the subject of his 1960 biography: "For Max Beerbohm, whom I have adored for many years and whom I would love to see for one lunch, for one cup of tea, for a few moments' conversation, at the merest hint, the faintest nudge. From S. N. Behrman New York: March 1952." This biography of the prominent art dealer appeared first as an extended profile in THE NEW YORKER, and in the same fashion, Behrman's PORTRAIT OF MAX appeared as a NEW YORKER profile, and subsequently in book form, in 1960. Beerbohm evidently did read this copy, as on the rear free endsheet he has penciled three page references and noted "Norman Robertson and C. Lowther and the doubtful Giorgione. / Jangton Douglas 184."