Lot 659: Rockwell Kent

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-11-30 14:52:13

Lot 659: Two items: a first edition of N by E, hardcover with dust jacket, signed on the first free end page in fountain pen, "Rockwell Kent"; and an ALS signed "Rockwell," one page inside a 4 x 5 holiday greeting card, December 22, 1958. Letter to Marian Williams Edgerton, in full: "It's so good to hear from you! The last I heard, you were going to read my autobiography. Not hearing from you after that, I guessed that you'd been too horrified to write. We were abroad for 3 months—1 month in the U.S.S.R. Had a marvelous time. But what a time you've been having!—all those babies; and the death of your mother! And then a front tooth! We're up to our necks in ink. It will take a whole year to catch up on the accumulation of 3 months absence." In overall fine condition, with a bookplate affixed to front pastedown, wear to the dust jacket, and irregular toning to signed page of book. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Kent's own hand. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466 Wednesday, 9th December 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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