Ran across a copy of a Eugene O’Neil book listed for sale at quite a sum. It’s inscribed by the author to DeCasseres… here is a reproduction of the text of that listing, my emphasis added.
New York: Boni and Liveright, (1921). First Edition INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper: “To Ben de Casseres/with all best–/Eugene O’Neill.” The recipient was an American journalist and author who thought too much of himself. Atkinson A 15-I-i.a: Binding A: 2200 copies published. THE EMPEROR JONES is subtitled “A study of the psychology of fear and of race superstition,” and DIFF’RENT is subtitled “The Story of a Sex-Starved Woman.” Frank Hogan’s gilt red morocco bookplate on the front pastedown. De Casseres’s name and address ink stamp on the front endpaper, half-title page, and title page with his bold pencil signature on the front blank. Both hinges cracked, the front moreso with the webbing showing and some looseness. Very Good in a Near Fine example of the very scarce dustwrapper (Item ID: 016408)