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LINDA VILLARI - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 154562

LINDA VILLARI She writes from Florence, offering an article to an English editor. Autograph Letter signed: "Linda Villari", 2 pages (integral leaf), 7¾x5. Florence [Italy], un-dated. To C. M.

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LINDA VILLARI
She writes from Florence, offering an article to an English editor.
Autograph Letter signed: "Linda Villari", 2 pages (integral leaf), 7¾x5. Florence [Italy], un-dated. To C. M. Yonge, in full: "I fear that it is almost useless to send you any articles on approbation; but living so far away, I venture to infringe literary etiquette & send you a short sketch of the Siena fetes (Palio of Siena) without waiting to know if you would care to see it. I should be glad to find an opening for short sketches of Italian life & may mention that I am now writing notices of Italian literature for the 'Academy' & other papers. My name too has been before the public as author of 'In Change Unchanged' (Macmillan & Co.) & 'In the Golden Shell' (Ibid.) I beg to enclose stamps in case of rejection & a postcard addressed to myself [Item not included.]. Hoping for the kindness of an early reply, believe me, dear Sir, Yours truly". Linda Villari (née White, 1836-1915) wrote the two books she mentions in the 1870s. Her next published work would be On Tuscan Hills and Venetian Waters (1885). She also translated into English writings of her husband, historian Pasquale Villari, whose works included biographies of Machiavelli and Savanarola. The Palio of Siena is a semi-annual horse race and festival dating from medieval times. Light foxing. Slightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.

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