Lot 689: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:34:42

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Lot 689: Nicely penned autograph quote, unsigned, 4.75 x 2, January 16, 1866, in full: "Nature does not give all things to all men. To one She gives the vision without the power of speech, to another the power of speech without the vision. Only on the few are both bestowed"; and an ink signature, "Henry W. Longfellow," on an off-white 3.5 x 1.75 card. Handsomely double-matted and framed with an original carte-de-visite portrait of the poet to an overall size of 14.5 x 11.75. In overall fine condition, with light show-through from mounting remnants at the top of the quote. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $600-800
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