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Mencken, Henry Louis (1880-1956) Twenty Typed Letters Signed.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
77
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$1,476$1,200

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Mencken, Henry Louis (1880-1956) Twenty Typed Letters Signed.
All letters on Mencken's distinctive horizontal half sheet, typed on one side only, dated from 3 July 1936 to 4 September 1942, all addressed to Arnold Gates, on a variety of subjects, including: a criminal case involving Joseph Russell; musing on the fates of those born in September; declining membership in the Roughriders Club; making observations on the abdication of Edward VIII; making disparaging remarks about Gertrude Stein and T.S. Eliot; apologizing for seeming to offend; and many other topics typical of Mencken's spirited personality; folds, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. each.
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Estimate $800-1,000


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Henry Louis, Joseph Russell, T.S. Eliot, Roughriders Club, Arnold Gates, Edward VIII, Gertrude Stein

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