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JUSTIN McCARTHY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/26/1887 - HFSID 73352

JUSTIN McCARTHY The Irish author sends a handwritten letter to English novelist and editor James Payn. Autograph letter signed: "Justin McCarthy", 1 page, 4½x3½. Chelsea Embankment, London, England, 26 May 1987.

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JUSTIN McCARTHY
The Irish author sends a handwritten letter to English novelist and editor James Payn.
Autograph letter signed: "Justin McCarthy", 1 page, 4½x3½. Chelsea Embankment, London, England, 26 May 1987. To "My Dear James Payn" novelist, editor of Cornhill Magazine, in full: "Miss Orleber the lady whom I beg have to introduce to you, has, it seems to me, a quite remarkable faculty for 'humorous & picturesque illustration. Could you kindly advise her how to make her gift available? Very truly yours". Justin McCarthy (1830-1912), an Irish politician who advocated Home Rule as a Member of the British Parliament (1879-1900), was also a prolific journalist, novelist and historian. His most known works include A Fair Saxon (1873), Dear Lady Disdain (1875) and Miss Misanthrope (1878). He also co-authored three books with Rosa Campbell Praed, including their 1886 novel The Right Honourable. James Payn (1830-1898) was an English novelist, editor of the Cornhill Magazine from 1883 to 1896. His most famous work, Lost Sir Massingberd was published in Chamber's Journal (where he also was editor) in 1864. Creased and toned. Otherwise, fine condition.

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