WILLIAM ROSE BENET - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 273066
WILLIAM ROSE BENÉT His signed, handwritten note returns autographed books, but he declined to sign a volume which contained no poem by him. ANS: "Wm. Rose Benét", 1 page, 5½x2¾. New York, N.Y., no date. To unknown recipient.
Sale Price $144.00
WILLIAM ROSE BENÉT
His signed, handwritten note returns autographed books, but he declined to sign a volume which contained no poem by him.
ANS: "Wm. Rose Benét", 1 page, 5½x2¾. New York, N.Y., no date. To unknown recipient. In full: "One anthology I did not write in, as it contained nothing by me. I have no portrait. The books in the package will be in the lobby. Just ask the doorman. Sincerely". William Rose Benét (1886-1950), the brother of poet Stephen Vincent Benét (1898-1943) and husband of poet and novelist Elinor Wylie (1885-1928), founded the "Saturday Review of Literature" (1924), editing it until his death. He was also an accomplished poet, winning the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry (1942) for "The Dust Which is God." The work, an autobiographical novel in verse, is full of allusions to the literary and social history of early 20th century America. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Slightly soiled. Light show-through from mounting remnants on verso at upper margin, touching two words of writing (all legible). Overall, fine condition.
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