Lot #545
American Writers (13) Signed Items

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Thirteen items signed by American writers of note, many with good content. Includes: Christopher Morley (TLS, "As for the examination paper on 'Ex Libris Carissimis,' that gives me the most amused and excited satisfaction. The parallel with Tom Sawyer is a shrewd punctuation!" and ALS, "If life brought Doctor Johnson to his knees, / It may bring others also if you please—Bachelors of Arts, / and LL.D's"); Kenneth Roberts (TLS about Benedict Arnold); Henry van Dyke (TNS and SP); Philip Wylie (TLS, declining to participate in the 'Sum and Substance' television series); Tom Wolfe (large signature); Sidney Sheldon (ANS); Stephen Vincent Benet (ten-page ALS on his new living arrangements); Irvin S. Cobb (TLS, sending his autograph); Richard Condon (FDC honoring Hemingway); Walter D. Edmonds (TLS, "The trouble with writing is that you have to produce more than your quality will allow, to make a living"); and John Hersey (ALS to poet Mark Van Doren, about a visit to the White House). In overall fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021