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John Hersey Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

JOHN HERSEY
Born: June 17, 1914 in Tianjin, China
Died: March 24, 1993 in Key West, Florida
Biography
John Hersey (1914-1993) brought vivid accounts of war to readers in such books as Men on Bataan (1942), Hiroshima (1946), a graphic report on the bombing of the Japanese city, and The Wall (1950). His 1944 book, A Bell for Adano, the story of the Allied occupation of Italy, won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
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  • JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/17/1984  - HFSID 155736
    JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/17/1984 - HFSID 155736
    JOHN HERSEY The author signs this letter of regret that he does not have any photographs of himself and explains that the recipient will know him better through reading his works Autograph Letter Signed: "John Hersey", 1p, 6¼x7. New Haven, Connecticut, 1984, February 17. On personal letterhead to Mr.

    Sale Price $360.00

    $400.00

  • JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/20/1972  - HFSID 185871
    JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/20/1972 - HFSID 185871
    JOHN HERSEY The Pulitzer Prize-winner sends an autograph letter saying that he will gladly sign a collector's books Autograph Letter Signed: "John Hersey", 1p, 7¼x10½. Connecticut, 1972, February 20. On personal letterhead to Mr. Stanhope

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/26/1981  - HFSID 160024
    JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/26/1981 - HFSID 160024
    JOHN HERSEY The Pulitzer Prize-winning author signs a letter of regret that he was not at the meeting but is offering his services Autograph Letter Signed: "John Hersey", 1p, 7¼x10½. New Haven, Connecticut, 1981 February 26.On personal letterhead to Anne Edwards

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  • JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/13/1953  - HFSID 280299
    JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/13/1953 - HFSID 280299
    The Pulitzer Prize winning author wrote this letter in 1953, saying that, though he wanted to attend a memorial meeting, he didn't want to make any speeches: "it is a primary rule of my life as a writer not to make speeches or even the sort of public appearance involved in the introduction you propose."

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  • JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/22/1974  - HFSID 177493
    JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 06/22/1974 - HFSID 177493
    JOHN HERSEY The Pulitzer Prize-winning author pens this letter of thanks for the birthday wishes Autograph Letter Signed: "John Hersey", 1p, 6¼x7. Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, 1974 June 22.On personal letterhead to Mr. Allen. In full: "Many thanks for those kind wishes out of the blue.

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/08/1960  - HFSID 169231
    JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/08/1960 - HFSID 169231
    JOHN HERSEY The author signs this handwritten letter of thanks for kind words about his work Autograph Letter Signed: "John Hersey", 1p, 6¼x7. Windfield, Weston Road, Weston, Connecticut, 1960 September 8.On personal letterhead to Mr. Wes Baleria, Whitlier, California

    Sale Price $315.00

    $350.00

  • JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/19/1959  - HFSID 173923
    JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/19/1959 - HFSID 173923
    JOHN HERSEY The author sends handwritten letter of regret that he is not able to speak at a PTA meeting Autograph Letter Signed: "John Hersey", 1p, 6¼x7. Hull's Highway, Southport, Connecticut, 1959, October 19. On personal letterhead to Mrs. Saul

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  • JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/11/1946  - HFSID 226377
    JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/11/1946 - HFSID 226377
    JOHN HERSEY The author sends a signed letter of thanks for the card he received and mentioned the recipient's program Autograph Letter Signed: "John Hersey", 1p, 7¼x10½. Turkey Hill Road, Greens Farm, Connecticut, 1946 December 11. To Mary Margaret McBride

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  • JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 2/16  - HFSID 250988
    JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 2/16 - HFSID 250988
    JOHN HERSEY The author sends a letter to Mary Margaret McBride thanking her for her description of Major Victor Joppolo's character in his novel A Bell for Adano Autograph Letter Signed: "John Hersey", 1p, 7¼x11. New York, 1949 February 11. On "Life" letterhead to radio personality Mary Margaret [McBride].

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  • JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 7/1984  - HFSID 208014
    JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 7/1984 - HFSID 208014
    JOHN HERSEY The Pulitzer Prize-winning author signs his name with a sentiment to a fan, dated 1984 Autograph Note Signed: "For Mr. and Mrs. Sy Sussman/-with best wishes/John Hersey/July 1984, 5x3 decorative card.

    Sale Price $144.00

    $160.00

  • JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH POST CARD SIGNED CIRCA 1975  - HFSID 23240
    JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH POST CARD SIGNED CIRCA 1975 - HFSID 23240
    JOHN HERSEY This note on a postcard agreeing to sign some books is written by the author who also gives his address Autograph Note Signed: "John", 5½x3¼ blank postcard. Postmarked New Haven, Connecticut, 1975 April date illegible

    Sale Price $198.00

    $220.00

  • JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH POST CARD SIGNED CIRCA 1976  - HFSID 23239
    JOHN HERSEY - AUTOGRAPH POST CARD SIGNED CIRCA 1976 - HFSID 23239
    JOHN HERSEY The author sends this signed note on a postcard agreeing to a project Autograph Note Signed: "John", 5½x3¼ blank postcard. Postmarked Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, 1976 June 19.Typed addressed to: "Tom Mahoney/31 Sunrise Lane/Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

    Sale Price $162.00

    $180.00

  • JOHN HERSEY - CHECK ENDORSED 10/10/1960  - HFSID 23238
    JOHN HERSEY - CHECK ENDORSED 10/10/1960 - HFSID 23238
    JOHN HERSEY The author endorses a check form John F. Mahoney for $4.25 as payment for one of his books Check Endorsed: "For deposit/John Hersey", 6¼x2¾. New York, New York, 1960 October 10. Check No. 469 drawn on the personal account of John F. Mahoney at The Chase Manhattan Bank, payable to John Hersey for $4.25.

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    $240.00

  • JOHN HERSEY - COLLECTION 04/14/1960  - HFSID 264704
    JOHN HERSEY - COLLECTION 04/14/1960 - HFSID 264704
    JOHN HERSEY Early handwritten draft of a page of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's novel, The War Lover, complete with his own personal notes and revisions. Incredible handwritten signed letter included explaining his notes and how he edits his writing. Remarkable combination! (1)Autograph Letter Signed: "Sincerely yours,/John Hersey", 1p, 7¼x10.

    Sale Price $1,190.00

    $1,400.00

  • JOHN HERSEY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: HARPER LEE, ALLEN DRURY, WILL - HFSID 180796
    JOHN HERSEY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: HARPER LEE, ALLEN DRURY, WILLIAM C. STYRON, SHIRLEY ANN GRAU, JAMES A. MICHENER - HFSID 180796
    AUTHORS: PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING FICTION WRITERS A diverse group of authors who won the Pulitzer Prize sign a First Day Cover honoring "A Nation of Readers". First Day Cover signed: "James A.

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    $375.00

  • JOHN HERSEY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: TOM WOLFE, FRANK YERBY, ROBER - HFSID 175548
    JOHN HERSEY - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED CO-SIGNED BY: TOM WOLFE, FRANK YERBY, ROBERT PENN WARREN, STUDS TERKEL, WILLIAM PETER BLATTY, MICKEY SPILLANE, GWENDOLYN BROOKS - HFSID 175548
    AUTHORS: WILLIAM PETER BLATTY, TOM WOLFE, STUDS TERKEL, MICKEY SPILLANE, JOHN HERSEY, GWENDOLYN BROOKS, ROBERT PENN WARREN and FRANK YERBY. A diverse group of American authors sign a First Day Cover.

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  • JOHN HERSEY - INSCRIBED FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED  - HFSID 344520
    JOHN HERSEY - INSCRIBED FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 344520
    JOHN HERSEY The Pulitzer Prize-winning author signs this First Day Cover commemorating Adolph S. Ochs with an inscription Inscribed First Day Cover signed: "For a grandson of Vivienne Arcus/John Hersey" in blue ink. 6½x3¾. First Day Cover honoring Adolph S. Ochs, postmarked New York, New York, September 18, 1976.

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • JOHN HERSEY - INSCRIBED FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED 1/1980  - HFSID 13321
    JOHN HERSEY - INSCRIBED FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED 1/1980 - HFSID 13321
    JOHN HERSEY The author inscribes this First Day Cover honoring John Steinbeck to a collector Inscribed First Day Cover signed: "For Curtis Iddings/John Hersey/January 1980", 6½x3¾.

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    $140.00

  • JOHN HERSEY - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE 7/1984  - HFSID 209347
    JOHN HERSEY - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE 7/1984 - HFSID 209347
    JOHN HERSEY The Pulitzer-Prize winning author signs this card to a fan and their family Inscribed signature: "For Mr. and Mrs. Sy Sussman/and their grandchildren/John Hersey/July 1984", 5x3 decorative card.

    Sale Price $126.00

    $140.00

  • JOHN HERSEY - INSCRIBED TYPESCRIPT SIGNED  - HFSID 183898
    JOHN HERSEY - INSCRIBED TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 183898
    JOHN HERSEY The author inscribes a typescript for the beginning of Chapter 1 of his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Bell For Adano Inscribed Typescript Signed: "For Willie What's-your-name:/Best luck to you as reader and as author-no matter/how modestly./John Hersey/September, 1980" 1p, 8½x11.

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    $250.00

  • JOHN HERSEY - INSCRIBED TYPESCRIPT SIGNED  - HFSID 297070
    JOHN HERSEY - INSCRIBED TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 297070
    JOHN HERSEY The author inscribes a typescript of the opening of his novel A Bell for Adano Inscribed Typescript Signed: "For Barry Fortson/John Hersey", 1 page, 7x7½. Opening paragraphs of his novel A Bell for Adano.

    Sale Price $225.00

    $250.00

  • JOHN HERSEY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/16/1945  - HFSID 320750
    JOHN HERSEY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/16/1945 - HFSID 320750
    JOHN HERSEY The Pulitzer Prize winning author writes a short thank you note to an acquaintance Typed Letter Signed: "John Hersey", 1 page, 7¼x10. New York City, New York, May 16, 1945. To "Dear Mrs. [Janet B.] Walter:" In full: "Thanks ever so much for your kind note.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • JOHN HERSEY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/27/1944  - HFSID 273253
    JOHN HERSEY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/27/1944 - HFSID 273253
    JOHN HERSEY The author signs a typed letter to Leonard Lyons about seeing his Toscani item, included with a copy of A Bell for Adano and two ticket stubs from the play adapted from this novel Typed Letter Signed: "John Hersey", 1p, 7¼x11. New York City, 1944 May 27.

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  • JOHN HERSEY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/06/1992  - HFSID 295963
    JOHN HERSEY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/06/1992 - HFSID 295963
    JOHN HERSEY The Pulitzer Prize winning author writes to a friend about his health less than a year before his death Typed Letter signed: "John", 1 page, 5x7. Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, 1992 July 6.

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

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