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WILLIAM HOBART ROYCE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/28/1950 - HFSID 344479

WILLIAM HOBART ROYCE This letter to a colleague is written on a postcard and signed by the poet and Balzac enthusiast Autograph letter signed: "Royce" in black ink. 5½x3½. February 28, 1950, written to "Dear Dr.

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WILLIAM HOBART ROYCE
This letter to a colleague is written on a postcard and signed by the poet and Balzac enthusiast
Autograph letter signed: "Royce" in black ink. 5½x3½. February 28, 1950, written to "Dear Dr. Tenenbaum", in full: "Please accept the enclosed as a slight token of my appreciation and regard for your kind and enthusiastic efforts for Balzac. Be sure to send me your book when published. Fraternally yours". 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". Toned. Lightly creased. Telephone number written on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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