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  • TWO TYPED LETTERS, SIGNED, by the author of 'The Saint' series. by Charteris, Leslie.
    Charteris, Leslie.
    TWO TYPED LETTERS, SIGNED, by the author of 'The Saint' series.

    1981. SIGNED - Two single page typed letters, both addressed to Dr Pumley, the publisher of Parchment Gallery Graphics at Charleston, WV, regarding the possible publication of drawings by Charteris. The first is dated November 1981, typed on blue airletter paper and the second is dated February 1982. Both are signed in full with Charteris's characteristic "halo" over the final "i." Autographed material by Charteris is quite uncommon in the trade.

    Condition: Very good (usual fold lines on the air letter, a bit of creasing to upper corner of other letter.)

    Book ID: 79608
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  • ON GROWING UP: Letters to American Boys & Girls Including "The Uncommon Man" and Other Selections. by Hoover, Herbert. (edited By William Nichols)
    Hoover, Herbert. (edited By William Nichols)
    ON GROWING UP: Letters to American Boys & Girls Including "The Uncommon Man" and Other Selections.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, 1962. dj. Hardcover first edition - Letters to and from the former President, spanning many years and on a variety of topics, including his boyhood days as well as his views of politics, history and the Presidency. 160 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a good dustjacket (chip to upper edge of front cover of dj, other rubbing.).

    Book ID: 53706
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  • Lamb, Patricia Frazier and Kathryn Joyce Hohlwein.
    TOUCHSTONES: Letters Between Two Women, 1953-1964.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1983) dj. Hardcover first edition - The history of two life long friends - who both graduated from the University of Utah in 1953 - though their letters, edited and with additional material by Patricia Frazier Lamb. 330 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0149426.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some chipping and edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 58414
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  • HARRIET MARTINEAU AND AMERICA: Selected letters from the Reinhard S. Speck Collection. by Martineau, Harriet.
    Martineau, Harriet.
    HARRIET MARTINEAU AND AMERICA: Selected letters from the Reinhard S. Speck Collection.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Friends of the Bancroft Library, 1995. First edition - Keepsake No. 41. Focuses on Martineau's comments on America, from the time of her visit in 1834-36 - a visit which made her a strong proponent of immediate abolition of slavery - through and beyond the Civil War. Includes a foreword by Peter Hanff, edited and with an introduction and notes by R. A Burchell, a brief biography of Martineau and a chronology. Although Martineau in an introductory note to her autobiography explained why she wanted all of her letters destroyed and not published, fortunately not all of her correspondents followed this request. Frontispiece portrait. 119 pp.

    Condition: Fine in gray-blue wrappers (letter from the Bancroft laid-in.)

    Book ID: 34069
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  • Parke-Bernet Galleries and Edward Eberstadt
    AMERICAN HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS FROM THE STOCK OF EDWARD EBERSTADT & SONS, April 9, 1968. Sale Number 2682.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - Auction catalogue listing 222 lots. Includes materials related to the California and Arizona missions, to the Civil War, to the Tennessee frontier settlements, Ross settlement in Texas, the Lewis and Clark expedition and more. Many black and white illustrations of items included in the auction. Index. 81 pp plus information on rates, etc. Prices realized laid in.

    Condition: Fine in green cover with gilt lettering on front and spine, chipping to original glassine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32225
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  • WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS AND JOHN SANFORD: A CORRESPONDENCE. by Williams, William Carlos and John Sanford (Julian Lawrence Shapiro 1904 - 2003)
    Williams, William Carlos and John Sanford (Julian Lawrence Shapiro 1904 - 2003)
    WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS AND JOHN SANFORD: A CORRESPONDENCE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Barbara: Oyster Press, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - Foreword by Paul Mariani and commentary by Sanford. Letters between two giants of 20th century American literature. One of 500 copies in hardcover designed and printed by Graham Mackintosh (out of a complete edition of 2500 copies). 53 pp. plus a brief afterword by Sanford and colophon. ISBN: 0-933114052.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 81848
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