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Autograph Quotation Signed by  Ann Sophia (1813-86) STEPHENS - Signed - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA (SKU: 26984)

Autograph Quotation Signed

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Autograph Quotation Signed

by STEPHENS, Ann Sophia (1813-86)

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Particularly noted as author of the first celebrated Beadle "dime novel," the 1860 potboiler "Malaeska," this New England writer penned more than 25 novels and wrote for many popular periodicals of her day; she also served as editor for "Ladies' Companion," "Graham's Magazine" and "Peterson's Magazine." AQS, 1p, 6½" X 4", New York, NY, 1882 March 22. Near fine. A boldly penned 8-line untitled poetry excerpt in her semi-legible hand, reading in part: "Oh fame is not for woman; she must yield / The very essence of her being up; / Bare her full heart -- fling off its golden shield. / And chain her very life, to fill the cup / Which, like a brimming goblet, rich with wine, / She lavishes upon the world's broad shrine. / Upon its brazen rim they write her name -- / Fling back the empty cup, and this is fame!" Signed and dated at the close. Interesting and unusual.


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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts most major credit cards and PayPal. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned within seven days. We would appreciate a courtesy call if an item is being returned. Member ABAA, ILAB, MWABA, The Manuscript Society.

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About Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been serving book lovers, collectors and institutions since 1991. Our inventory of quality out-of-print books spans 50 subjects, while the extensive autograph holdings have a decidedly historical bent, reflecting personages from every field of human endeavor.


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