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#51 - Jacqueline Kennedy Typed Letter Signed

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The associate Doubleday editor passes on Marie Antoinette
Description                           Estimate: $600+          

TLS signed “Jacqueline Onassis,” one page, 8.5 x 11, Doubleday letterhead, April 23, 1981. Letter to Abbie Gail Weiser, written as associate editor, in part: “Your notebook on le hameau de Marie Antoinette is enchanting. You have done so much marvellous research. The trouble is that such a book would be enormously expensive to do. One would need the co-operation of Versailles, a photographer to take exciting new photographs, etc. And then Doubleday doesn’t feel that there would be a large enough audience to justify the expense of such a book…beautiful illustrated books are the first casualties in this very difficult time in the publishing business…It could be a marvelous book and I hope you can make it happen…Why don’t you try Rizzoli or Harry Abrams? They do books like that much more than Doubleday does.” In fine condition. Le Hameau de Marie Antoinette is a rustic village built as a place of leisure for the queen, complete with thatched cottages, a mill, dairies, and a farm surrounding a lake; it seems that Weisner’s pitch did not succeed with any publishers, with no record of such a book ever being released. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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