11-18-2012 11-18-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2621B Boston
November 18, 2012 11:00 AMCalender

Literary Signatures, Ten Assorted Pieces:

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2621B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 18, 2012 11:00AM


Literary Signatures, Ten Assorted Pieces: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) two autograph letters signed, declining to read a poem in public and inviting a Miss May to dinner, both 1881; Zane Grey (1875-1939) signed portrait photograph, thumbtack hole in top margin, 3 1/2 x 5 3/4 in.; James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) autograph letter signed from Elmwood, Cambridge, 1890; Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905) author of Hans Brinker, autograph letter signed, referring to Frank R. Stockton (1834-1902) and Mary Virginia Terhune (1830-1922) and Lucia Runkle, all contributors to Dodge's literary magazines circa 1870; Edward William Bok (1863-1930) coiner of the term, "living room," signed note with inspirational slogan on his Philadelphia letterhead, 1929, 4 x 6 in.; Charles Hughes, autographed card; Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb (1876-1944) humorist and columnist, autographed card; Donald Baxter MacMillan (1874-1970) Arctic explorer, autographed card, 1931; and a 1952 Fraternal Order of Eagles receipt.
Estimate $800-1,200


Cambridge, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Zane Grey, Hans Brinker, Edward William Bok, Frank R. Stockton, humorist and columnist, Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb, Baxter MacMillan, Philadelphia, Charles Hughes, Donald Baxter, Lucia Runkle, Mary Virginia Terhune