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[Autograph Letter, Signed ("SL Clemens"), to Richard Watson Gilder] by  Samuel L Clemens - 1887 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB (SKU: WRCLIT68466)

[Autograph Letter, Signed ("SL Clemens"), to Richard Watson Gilder]

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[Autograph Letter, Signed ("SL Clemens"), to Richard Watson Gilder]

by Clemens, Samuel L

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Hartford, 1887. Two pages, in ink, on two panels of folded quarto lettersheet. Folded for mailing, a few smudges, otherwise very good. To "My Dear Gilder," in the recipient's role as editor of CENTURY MAGAZINE: "Do you want a powerful readable short article (about 5,000 words at a rough guess?) And will you pay a higher rate than of yore (for reasons explainable when I see you) if you accept it? And will you crowd it into the March No.? If there's any hurry ... use the telegraph - because I want to take a day, or maybe two, to knock out adjectives & polish up ...." Signed: "Yr sincerely SL Clemens [flourish]." A four line postscript follows: "Praps [sic] I don't want it in next number - I can't quite tell, yet. But am tolerably sure I do." The article in question was, most likely, "English as She is Taught," which appeared in the April issue of CENTURY MAGAZINE.

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Title
[Autograph Letter, Signed ("SL Clemens"), to Richard Watson Gilder]
Author
Clemens, Samuel L
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Place of Publication
Hartford
Date Published
1887
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Since 1975, William Reese Company has served a large international clientele of collectors and private and public institutions in the acquisition of rare books and manuscripts and in collection development.

With a catalogued inventory of over thirty thousand items, and a general inventory of over sixty-five thousand items, we are among the leading specialists in the fields of Americana and world travel, and maintain a large and eclectic inventory of literary first editions and antiquarian books of the 18th through 20th centuries.

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