WILLIAM PETT RIDGE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/05/1928 - HFSID 73175
Sale Price $288.00
WILLIAM PETT RIDGE
The popular English novelist, considered a successor of Charles Dickens, sends letter of thanks to a friend, signs his name in black ink
Program signed: "W. Pett Ridge" in black ink. 1 page, 4½x7. Written on Garrick Club (Art Committee) letterhead. London, England. September 5, 1928. In full: "Dear Mr. Jacob, I have to thank you for a very kind letter, and for the two excellent anecdotes. Believe me. Yours, with sincere regard". William Pett Ridge (1859-1930) was an English author. His career began as a writer of humorous sketches for the St. James's Gazette in 1891, which was syndicated to other local papers. His first novel was publish in 1895 titled A Clever Wife, but it wasn't until his fifth novel Mord Em'ly(1898)that he became well-known and successful for his excellent ability to draw humorous portraits of lower class life. Ridge's success abled him to become a noted philanthropist, donating his time and money to charity, founding the Babies Home at Hoxton in 1907, and supported many organizations that had the welfare of children as their object, characterizing him as a natural successor to Charles Dickens. His popularity declined later in life and he was considered old-fashioned; he continued to write at least one book a year till his death in 1930. Normal mailing folds. Slightly toned. Light surface creases. Corners creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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