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JOHN KENDRICK BANGS HANDWRITTEN LETTER ABOUT EDITING A NEW MAGAZINE

$175.00

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John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922) handwritten letter signed,  3 pgs., 5.5 x 8.5, on his personal letterhead, as editor, "The Rambler, A Monthly Magazine of Comment", Boston, October fifth, 1916, a long letter, with good content, of congratulations written from his home in Ogunquit, Maine, to another editor in California on her new magazine, by American author, humorist, editor (Life, Harper's Bazaar, Puck, etc.) and satirist. In part: "My dear Mrs. Dulois: I sense just how you feel - my new magazine has just come out too, and I am simply on edge waiting to hear from my friends and enemies whether the kitten is to be drowned or allowed to live...I hope yours will prove a great...success. I haven't received my copy yet, but I am sure it is good if it is like all the other things that California has brought into my life...I have acquired the California habit. The writer's seem less harsh with all the lovely friendliness of your part of the country...I am sure that as I dodge the Mexican bombs on the Texas border [He is referring to the Border War, the military engagements which took place in the Mexico–United States border region of North America during the Mexican Revolution.] and face the blizzards of the Dakotas next February and March, the song-birds of California will be hopping about in my heart...Here's hoping that your only Boss as Editor is your good self as Manager...." In fine condition, with usual letter folds and a couple of minor spots.

$175   #11224