EDWARD W. BOK - AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 206133
Sale Price $216.00
The Pulitzer Prize winner signs a personalized 5x3½ card, adding "Make you the world a bit more beautiful/or better because you have been in it.."
Autograph Quotation signed: "Make you the world a bit more beautiful/or better because you have been in it../Edward W. Bok/August 1922", 5x3½ card. Bok (1863-1930) moved as a child from the Netherlands to the U.S. As editor of the "The Ladies' Home Journal" (1889-1919), Bok campaigned for pure food and drug laws and, as the above letter suggests, for public beautification. He also published important fiction and articles by several Presidents. In 1923 he donated $100,000 for a prize for the best plan for achieving universal peace. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his autobiography, The Americanization of Edward Bok (1921), from which the above quotation is taken. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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