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Lot #499
Bret Harte

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Writer best known for his tales of Californian mining camps, including “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” and “The Luck of Roaring Camp.” A malicious rumor once circulated that he paid his butcher bill with the postage stamps enclosed with letters requesting his autograph. Crisply-penned ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7.25, May 30, 1883. Letter to a friend. In full, “‘Puck’ could be procured more easily from the International News Agency in Bernice St. I accordingly ordered mine there, and directed them, also, to send yours with your bill to the address you gave me. Looking over the paper again, especially the later numbers, it seems to me that the literary matter falls far below the ability of the graphic work.” In fine condition, with a couple trivial wrinkles and a touch of light toning. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #330 - Ended February 13, 2008