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WILLIAM HOBART ROYCE - AUTOGRAPH ENVELOPE UNSIGNED CIRCA 1950 - HFSID 344484

WILLIAM HOBART ROYCE This envelope to Dr. Tenenbaum in New York is addressed by the writer and expert on Honoré de Balzac Autograph envelope unsigned. 9½x4. Envelope addressed to Dr. Shea Tenenbaum, postmarked Brooklyn, New York, February 28, 1950. Three 1c stamps affixed.

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Condition: lightly creased
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WILLIAM HOBART ROYCE
This envelope to Dr. Tenenbaum in New York is addressed by the writer and expert on Honoré de Balzac
Autograph envelope unsigned. 9½x4. Envelope addressed to Dr. Shea Tenenbaum, postmarked Brooklyn, New York, February 28, 1950. Three 1c stamps affixed. William Hobart Royce (1878-1963) was an American writer and bookseller who was an expert on French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac. Royce published poetry under his given name as well as his pen-name, Willie Penmore. In 1917 Royce met Gabriel Wells and joined his bookselling firm where he stayed for over 30 years. The shop became a center for the sale of all types of "Balzaciana". Royce lived his life in emulation of Balzac and was the founder (1940) and president of the Balzac Society of America. In 1935, he was awarded the Cross of the Legion of Honor and was made an honorary citizen of Issoudun, where Balzac's La Rabouilleuse was set. Some of Royce's notable works include "Remember Pearl Harbor!", "The Bookman's Lament", and "Balzac Was Right, A Sonnet Sequence". Lightly creased and soiled. Corners rounded. Top edge torn. Otherwise, fine condition.

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