Lot 695: Earl Derr Biggers

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RR Auction

2015-08-21 10:52:52

Lot 695: American novelist and playwright (1884–1933) best known for creating the fictional Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan. TLS signed "Biggers," one onionskin page, 8.25 x 7, December 26, 1913. Letter regarding a poor review of a play, in part: "I was especially peeved because of the riot which your utterances seemed to rouse in Cohan and Harris's offices. Preparations for the Chicago opening of the second company were going along enthusiastically—and then your review arrived and for a time it seemed they were to be abandoned entirely. I have assured Mr. Harris that you did not mean to let Chicago infer that he was bringing a number 2 company of a New York failure out there, and he seems calmer. You would be surprised to find how seriously the critic is taken in offices where the opposite impression is outwardly conveyed." Biggers makes a single handwritten correction. In fine condition, with faint intersecting folds and creasing, and a trimmed bottom edge. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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