Lot 33: Handwritten poem in pencil, unsigned, written by Arthur on the last page of an illustrated edition of John G. Whitter's 'Maud Muller.' Arthur's poem, in full: "No, blame them both, & blame us all, / Who give to our hearts, and unworthy thrall! / The unhappy maiden's married life, / The Judge's vow to his cold, proud wife, / Tarnished the sweet hope buried for years, / And quenched dear memories in tears, / And the angel who rolleth the stone away, / Will find but ashes, where once it lay!" The book itself is a later printing. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867. Leatherbound hardcover, 6 x 8.75, 12 pages. A provenance note penciled by his son on the first free end page, initialed "C.A.A. 2nd.," in full: "The lines written in pencil on the last page are my father's—Chester A. Arthur." Autographic condition: fine, with light soiling to the signed page. Book condition: VG-/None.Please email Erika.Rosenfeld@RRAuction.com for a complete description of the book's condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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