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JOHN KENDRICK BANGS HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED PRAISING AUTOGRAPH-HUNTING

$150.00

Description

John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922) handwritten letter signed,  5.25 X 8.25, on his, sky-blue colored, personal letterhead, Yonkers, N.Y., Nov. 30, 1895, letter to a fan praising autograph-hunting, by American author, humorist, editor (Life, Harper's Bazaar, Puck, etc.) and satirist. In part: "...sending my autograph as requested. It is always a delight for one who scribbles, to find that he has made friends far away, many people he has never seen, and if a 'few...strokes' of the pen can cause to bind that friendship, the inventor of autograph-hunting is, surely, to be blessed...." In fine condition, with usual letter folds, light age toning at edges, and mounting remnants on the reverse with no show-through.

$150   #11222