Date Published: 1948 to 1979
Binding: No binding & hard cover
Kathleen Winsor (1919-2003) was an American novelist, best known for her best-selling novel Forever Amber. Winsor graduated in 1938 from the University of California, Berkeley. Winsor’s interesting personal life includes being married four times.
The collection consists of 11 items dating from 1948 to 1979, specifically, 2 letters, 1 movie herald, 5 books, and 3 photos.
2 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS):
• ALS to Jim Schendel, 12 October 1979, with envelope, re her happy memories of Minnesota, her family moving there before she was born, then her family leaving for California when she was six.
• ALS, circa 1952., to Mrs. Kilham Roberts, thanking her and her husband for their kindness during her visit and that Winsor hopes that she will be able show them New York city sometime. Mrs. Kilham Roberts was the wife of Denys Kilham Roberts (1903-1976), British barrister, author and editor and Winsor inscribed one of the books below, “The Lovers” to him.
• Forever Amber. New York: Macmillan, 1944. Green cloth in creased dust jacket, first edition, signed.
• The Lovers. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1952. Black cloth in dust jacket, inscribed on the front free endpaper: “Dear Denys Kilham-Roberts I’m sending you this first to say once more how very much I enjoyed meeting you in London this spring. Sincerely - Kathleen Winsor.”
• Wanderers Eastward, Wanderers West. New York: Random House¸ 1965. Red cloth in very good dust jacket, signed presentation copy (“To Lora and Walker, | who came to our | house, bearing | the gift of the | outside world. | Love-- | Kay. | April 10, 1965”).
• La Frontera. Buenos Aires: Plaza & Janes, S.A., Editores, 1967. Gold cloth in dust jacket (tear at the top spine panel), Spanish trans. by Jesus Pardo of Wanderers Eastward, Wanderers West, signed presentation copy (“Para | Dr. Joaquin Meyer | con mucho sinceridad | Kathleen Winsor”).
• Jacinta. New York: Harmony Books, 1983. Uncorrected proof, perfect bound, turquoise wrapper.
• Forever Amber, movie herald, 1947, 11.5 × 17”, Kinsa Darnell Zanuck Preminger, 20th Century-Fox.
3 B&W Photos:
• “Money Dispute Ironed Out”, signing a contract for her next book, with 3 people of Appleton-Century-Crofts, 17 November 1949;
• Winsor with band leader Artie Shaw at a night club, New York, 2 October [194?], later dated 30 January 1971,
• Associated Press Wire Photo; Winsor at Reno, Nevada, 4-5 December 1948, after obtaining her divorce from Shaw.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.