Item #9008 Edgar Fawcett collection. Edgar FAWCETT.
Edgar Fawcett collection
Edgar Fawcett collection
Edgar Fawcett collection
Edgar Fawcett collection
Edgar Fawcett collection
Edgar Fawcett collection
Edgar Fawcett collection
Edgar Fawcett collection
Edgar Fawcett collection
Edgar Fawcett collection
Edgar Fawcett collection
Edgar Fawcett collection
Edgar Fawcett collection
FAWCETT, Edgar (1847-1904)

Edgar Fawcett collection

Place Published: Various
Publisher: Various
Date Published: 1888 to [1900]
Binding: No binding & hard cover

Edgar Fawcett was a prolific American novelist, essayist, and poet. His best-known novels were satirical studies of New York high society. Fawcett also wrote numerous works for children.

Collection contains 6 items dating from 1888 to [1900], specifically 3 Autographed Signed Letters (ASL), 1 typescript (ts) of a play, 1 inscribed book and 1 signed note,

3 Autographed Signed Letters (ASL)

• ALS to Mr. Clemens (Samuel Clemens? i.e. Mark Twain?), 20 June [1898-1900], re Arthur T. Vance, editor of the Women’s Home Companion, might publish one of his short stories (“Love, the Leveller”) for $50, “Flowers on a Grave” considered to be too sombre.

• ALS addressed “Dear Sir” (a publisher), 7 December [1898-1900], re publication of his poem, “Pride of Nations”.

• ALS addressed “Dear Sir”, Monday, n.d., Union Club letterhead, asking for a copy of the journal published 4 years ago containing his biography.

1 Typescript (Ts).,

• “The Unpardonable Sin, a Play in Four Acts”, [2], 46, [1], 29, [1], 16, [1], 22 pp., n.d. The ts. is housed inside a black limp leather duotang folder, pieces missing from the folder’s spine, typed label on the front cover.

1 Book (signed presentation copy):

• Olivia Delapaine Boston: Ticknor & Co., 1888. Dark green cloth. 476 pp. plus ads. First edition of this novel. BAL 5368, first state binding. Signed presentation copy to the Canadian poet and author, Charles G.D. Roberts: “To my friend, | Chas. G.D. Roberts, Esq., | with the ever-grateful | regards of | Edgar Fawcett. | New York. | June, 1888.” A very good copy with some rubbing and wear to the cloth and a tiny gouge to the upper spine. In 1884 Roberts wrote an article on Fawcett, praising Fawcett for his “intolerance of slovenly workmanship” in literature.

1 Signed note:

• Addressed to his publisher, J.B. Lippincott & Co., [1889], with the title of his book, A Demoralizing Marriage.

Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Good. Item #9008

$750.00 USD
$1,012.11 CAD

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