Lot 187: Julia Ward Howe

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-06 13:04:51

Lot 187: Desirable AQS on an off-white 7.75 x 10 sheet, signed and inscribed at the bottom, "Julia Ward Howe, Inscribed for William J. Bok, Brooklyn, N. Y., Boston, Mass., November 17th 1881." Howe pens a stanza of her famous work, 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic.' In full: "In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born / across the sea, / With a glory in his bosom that transfigures / you and me; / As he died to make men holy, let us die / to make men free, / While God is marching on." Below, she adds: "Composed in 1860." She also pens an ANS on the reverse of the second integral page, signed "J. W. H.," in full: "Thanks for your kind letter. I send the enclosed with pleasure." A clipping of the text of this verse is also affixed to the reverse. In fine condition, with slight creasing to upper corners. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: $1500-2000
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