GEORGE ADE - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/25/1920 - HFSID 18381
Sale Price $198.00
GEORGE ADE. TLS: "George Ade", 1p, 8½x11. Chicago, Illinois, 1920 November 25. On letterhead of George Ade, Chicago Athletic Club to C.A. Floyd Perkins, Fisher Hill, Brookline, Massachusetts. Begins: "My dear sir". In full: "I am very grateful to you for your pleasant note. Replying to your inquiry, I have been so busy at other matters lately that I have not paid much attention to the writing game. Therefore, I cannot give any assurance as to future books. I thank you for your friendly interest. Sincerely". In 1920, Ade published Hand-made Fables. His next book, Single Blessedness, and Other Observations, was published in 1922. Humorist, journalist, author and playwright George Ade (1866-1944) began writing for the "Chicago Morning News" (which later became the "Chicago Record") in 1890, penning the column, "Stories of the Streets and of the Town". An admirer of Mark Twain, Ade, like his hero, focused on the "average" man and the commonplace, and he made distinctive use of the American language. His book, Fables in Slang (1899), made extensive use of the American colloquial vernacular and was typical of his genial satire. Credited as being the first modern American humorist, Ade also wrote the first American play about football. His plays include Artie, The College Widow and The Fair Co-ed, and Ade's long list of writings include The Sigma Chi Creed (1887), Forty Modern Fables (1901), In Babel: Stories of Chicago (1903), Verses and Jingles (1911), Ade's Fables (1914) and One Afternoon with Mark Twain (1939). Lightly creased with folds, mid-horizontal fold nicks the upper loop of the "A", vertical fold nicks the lower loop of the "A". ¾-inch separation at blank right margin at mid-horizontal fold, lower left corner chipped away. Slightly soiled, pinhead-size stain at upper edge. Shaded at lower blank margin. Overall, fine condition.
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