ADAH ISAACS MENKEN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1860 - HFSID 65457
ADAH ISAACS MENKEN Handwritten, signed letter from the mysterious and successful actress, inviting a friend to dinner. Extremely rare! Autograph letter signed: "Adah", 3¾x4¾ affixed to 4½x5¾ card. Dated circa 1860. Bleak House.
Sale Price $306.00
ADAH ISAACS MENKEN
Handwritten, signed letter from the mysterious and successful actress, inviting a friend to dinner. Extremely rare!
Autograph letter signed: "Adah", 3¾x4¾ affixed to 4½x5¾ card. Dated circa 1860. Bleak House. In full: "Dear Harry - I [illegible] you to dinner Sunday at six P.M. Do [illegible] is say last [illegible] in N.Y.". Adah Isaacs Menken (1835-1868) was one of the most successful actresses of the mid 1800's, being known internationally for her performances and her huge drawing power. Often cited as being a technically poor actress, Menken still managed to create crowds with her mystique, created by Menken herself with her mysterious heritage and numerous name changes. She was at several times considered French, Creole, Jewish, and a mixed-race actress. However, despite her success, Menken most seriously considered herself a writer, publishing over 20 essays and several books of poems. Normal mailing fold. Lightly toned. Slight surface creases. Pencil and ink notes (unknown hand). Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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