OWEN WISTER - AUTOGRAPH 03/04/1937 - HFSID 225268
OWEN WISTER Signature of the author of The Virginian, his Western novel that Wister dedicated to his friend, Theodore Roosevelt. Signature: "Owen Wister/March 4th 1937", 3x2, affixed to sheet of same size.
Sale Price $81.00
Signature of the author of The Virginian, his Western novel that Wister dedicated to his friend, Theodore Roosevelt.
Signature: "Owen Wister/March 4th 1937", 3x2, affixed to sheet of same size. Although earlier American writers had focused on the frontier, Owen Wister's novel, The Virginian (1902), established many of the archetypes of what became in the twentieth century the Western novel and hero (it includes, for example, the first showdown gun duel). Drafts of the novel had been read and corrected by Theodore Roosevelt, Wister's close friend and Harvard classmate. The TV series, The Virginian, was only very loosely based on Wister's novel. Many of Wister's other Western stories were illustrated by another classmate and fellow celebrant of the Old West, Frederick Remington. Wister (1860-1938) later wrote a book about his friendship with TR. Slightly creased, light horizontal crease at upper margin nicks the upper portions of the "W" and "t" of Wister. Slightly soiled. Show through of mounting glue at the "h" of March and the "th" of date and at blank corners. Overall, fine condition.
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