DUFFIELD OSBORNE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/19/1915 - HFSID 341347
Sale Price $288.00
Handwritten, signed letter from the author and editor to a friend saying that he couldn't imagine for an instant hearing the rambles of his constituents as acceptance, saying "As it is, it's all right, as, of course, it would be with any properly constituted editor". Extremely rare!
Autograph letter signed: "Duffield Osborne", in black ink, 3 pages (integral leaf), 5x6½. July 19, 1915. In part: "Dear Mr. Alder: It would have been an awful [illegible] had I imagined for an instant that those awful peoples "rambled" garnered acceptance. Either I could not have [illegible] them or else I could never have sent you any more news. As it is, it's all right, as, of course, it would be with any properly constituted editor". Duffield Osborne (1858-1917) was an American author, primarily writing short stories and essays. Educated at the Polytechnic University of New York and Columbia Law School, Osborne published his first novel, The Spell of Ashtaroth, in 1888. Other works include The Robe of Nessus (1890) and The Lion's Brood (1901). Osborne was also an editor, editing for other writers on works like Livy's Roman History (1898) and for the Home Library of Literature and Achievement. Multiple folds. Slight surface creases. Slightly soiled. Fine condition.
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