EDWIN PERCY WHIPPLE - AUTOGRAPH 06/24/1876 - HFSID 25081
Sale Price $126.00
EDWIN PERCY WHIPPLE
The Massachusetts literary critic, and member of the famed Saturday Club, signs as "E.P. Whipple" in black ink
Signature: "E.P. Whipple" in black ink. 3¼x2 card. Boston, Massachusetts. June 24, 1876. Edwin Percy Whipple (1819-1886)was an American essayist and literary critic. He gained attention as the main critic for the Philadelphia-based Graham's Magazine, later becoming a journalist with Boston's The Literary World, during which he was considered "Boston's most popular critic". A public lecturer, he is most well-known for his speech "The Genius of Washington" (1850) during which he defended the intelligence of George Washington. A close member of Massachusetts' literary elite, and member of the Saturday Club, Whipple served as a pallbearer for Nathaniel Hawthorne's funeral, alongside Bronson Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Thomas Fields, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. His works include Essays and Reviews (1849), Literature of the Age of Elizabeth (1876), Success and its Conditions, and Literature and Politics. Corners rounded. Slightly toned. Corners rounded. Slightly stained throughout. Adhesive tears on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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