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Heading: (Marx, Harpo)
Author: Woolcott, Alexander
Title: Two works from the library of Susan and Harpo Marx
Place Published: No place & New York
Date Published: 1927 & 1934


  • Barrie, J.M. Margaret Ogilvy. Harpo Marx's copy, bound in full levant morocco with his name stamped in gilt on front cover, and with the bookplate of Harpo & Susan Marx. No place: Published by Alexander Woollcott, Christmas, 1927.

  • Woollcott, Alexander. While Rome Burns. Tan buckram with large copper cover onlay. slipcase. No. 468 of 500 copies, signed by Woollcott, & additionally inscribed by him to Susan Fleming [Marx]. Bookplate of Harpo & Susan Marx. 1st ed. New York: Viking, 1934.

Harpo Marx, the "silent" Marx Brother, became a regular fixture of the famed Algonquin Round Table alongside Dorothy Parker, Alexander Woollcott and Robert Benchley. He married the actress Susan Fleming in 1936.


Slipcase with some rubbing and fading; volumes both fine or nearly so.

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Two from Harpo Marx's library

Estimate $400 - $600Oct 6, 2016
San Francisco, CA, USA