Lot 585: Interesting TMS, seven pages, 8.5 x 11, no date. A draft of "The Beasts," signed at the top in black ink as the author, "by Rockwell Kent." Hand-corrected draft of a thoughtful essay about the culture of Greenland. After opening with a quote from Walt Whitman, Kent writes, in part: "There was a time, a hundred years ago, when thoughtful men, alarmed at the supplanting of human labor by machines, and by forebodings of some crisis like today's to come, gave thought to the establishing of co-operative self-supporting communities, knowing that such were possible and believing that they offered men more happy lives." The draft bears numerous minor pencil corrections throughout. Uniform toning, paper loss to upper left corners of a few pages, and some tiny stains and tears to edges, otherwise fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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