Lot 651: Joyce Kilmer

RR Auction

2015-08-21 10:52:45

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Lot 651: Signed book: Trees and Other Poems. First edition. NY: George H. Doran Company, 1914. Hardcover, 5.5 x 8, 75 pages. Signed and inscribed on the first free end page in black ink, "To Alice and Wilfrid Meynell, with Joyce Kilmer's homage, November 1914." An ALS from Kilmer to Meynell is affixed to a blank page in the rear of the book, September 7, 1914, in part: "I am eager to make your acquaintance, and venture to send you a letter of introduction from my friend Dr. Pallen." The TLS by Conde Benoist Pallen is affixed along with Kilmer's letter. An additional typed letter from Kilmer's secretary is affixed to the rear pastedown. Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: VG-/None. Alice Meynell was a poet and her husband Wilfrid was a Catholic newspaper publisher and editor. As Kilmer was considered the leading American Roman Catholic poet and lecturer of his generation, this is a superb association.Please email Erika.Rosenfeld@RRAuction.com for a complete description of the book's condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: $600-800
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