HENDRIK WILLEM VAN LOON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 01/27/1943 - HFSID 343900
HENDRIK WILLEM VAN LOON The author, journalist and illustrator signs this check for $16.37 in black ink, with photos and clippings about the signer attached Check signed: "Hendrik Willem van Loon" in black ink. 6½x2½. January 29, 1943. Check no.
Sale Price $391.00
HENDRIK WILLEM VAN LOON
The author, journalist and illustrator signs this check for $16.37 in black ink, with photos and clippings about the signer attached
Check signed: "Hendrik Willem van Loon" in black ink. 6½x2½. January 29, 1943. Check no. 37B drawn from the account of Hendrik van Loon at Guaranty Trust Company of New York. Payable for $16.37 to Algonquin Hotel. Dutch-born American author, journalist and illustrator Hendrik W. van Loon (1884-1944) is best known for The Story of Mankind (1921), a children's guide to world history that he wrote and illustrated, for which he received the first Newbery Medal in 1922. Van Loon, who lectured at Cornell University on European history and was Professor of Social Sciences at Antioch College, also wrote a number of other works, including The Story of the Bible (1923), Tolerance (1925) and America (1927), Ships & How They Sailed the Seven Seas (1935), The Arts of Mankind (1937), Van Loon's Lives (1942) and a fictional biography of Rembrandt van Rijn (1930). An Associate Editor of the "Baltimore Sun" from 1923-1924, van Loon was also known for his radio talks, broadcast in the U.S. and to Holland, and lectures. Toned. Edges perforated. Bank stamps on verso and punched holes throughout. Affixed to album sheet with typed bio at top and photograph of van Loon's headstone on bottom of page. 7½x10 photograph of the signer's hands affixed to verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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