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Booth Tarkington collection by TARKINGTON, Booth (1869-1946) - 1941

by TARKINGTON, Booth (1869-1946)

Booth Tarkington collection by TARKINGTON, Booth (1869-1946) - 1941

Booth Tarkington collection

by TARKINGTON, Booth (1869-1946)

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1941. No binding & hard cover. Booth Tarkington was an American novelist, dramatist, and Pulitzer Prize winner. During the 1910s and 1920s, he was considered America's greatest living author. He is one of only three novelists to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, along with William Faulkner and John Updike.

The collection consists of 40 items dating from 1900 to 1941, specifically 4 letters, 1 signed page, 18 photos, 2 books, a glass plate, and 14 ephemera (2 pieces of sheet music, 7 programs and playbills, 2 lobby cards, and 2 post cards). One of the playbills prints letters of appreciation from Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt to Alexandra Carlisle, an English actress and suffragist who settled in the United States.

4 Letters (1 Autographed Letter Signed (ALS) and 2 Typed Letters Signed (TLS):

• ALS to [Mark Sullivan], n.d., pp. 9-10 only, political tone ("I don't `take any stock' in our present Governor Hanly.... No real Roman was quite button-nosed."

• TLS to Edward H. Bierstadt, 19 April 1919, giving authorization to use Mr. Walker's dramatization of "Seventeen".

• TLS to Harold A. Fendler, 22 June 1932, re "Mr. Nigh's quit-claim... relations between Barrymore and Mr. Nigh will probably always remain a mystery to me...."

• ALS (2 pp.) to Leonidas Westervelt, 11 April 1900, re dramatization rights of Monsieur Beaucaire.

1 Signed page. Unnumbered signed limitation statement (247 copies) taken from a book

18 B&w photos:

• Photo still from film Gentle Julia, Fox Film Corp., 1936;

• "Booth Tarkington on his 70th Birthday", with Captain Blyn Montgomery, 31 July 1939,

• Acme; Tarkington with Karen Van Ryn of the Garrick Players, 25 July and 6 August 1940, on the occasion of his 71st birthday;

• "Writing Autobiography", seated at a writing desk, 16-17 February 1941;

• Tarkington with a cigarette, Underwood & Underwood, circa 1941, reference on verso to the publication of The Heritage of Hatcher Ide;

• Brown Brothers, New York, 13 photos of Tarkington (4 duplicates) in middle age, one with his dog, another of a drawing by Benders dated 1923.

• A glass plate featuring two images of Tarkington as a young man, one in which he is wearing a straw hat.

2 Books:

• The Flirt (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1913), first English edition, red cloth in slightly chipped jacket; the front endpapers have the former owner's name written in pencil, a slip from John Bull (English journal), and Tarkington's signature on a piece of paper.

• Gentle Julia. (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1922). Brown cloth in chipped jacket, boards rubbed and discolored. Card, signed "Your truly | Booth Tarkington", pasted on the front free endpaper.

14 ephemera

• 2 pieces of sheet music: Peter Worthington and Max Kortlander, The Flirt ("Whose Heart Are You Breaking To-Night?") (New York: Joe Mittenthal, 1922), novelty foxtrot theme inspired by Tarkington's The Flirt, color cover detached; Edgar Wilson and Walter Donaldson, Cameo Kirby ("Romance" (New York: Donaldson-Douglas & Gumble, 1929).

• 7 Programs and playbills: Astor Theatre, New York, "The Man from Home", co-authored with Harry Leon Wilson, 15 March 1909; Belasco Theatre, Washington, D.C., "The Man from Home", co-authored with Harry Leon Wilson, 15 May 1911; Texas Grand Theatre, "Country Cousin", co-authored with Julian Street, 16-19 January [1918?], prints letters of appreciation from Woodrow Wilson (29 August 1917) and Theodore Roosevelt to Alexandra Carlisle who performed in the play; The Strong Theatre, Burlington, Vermont, "Seventeen", 22 February 1917; Frazee Theatre, West of Broadway, "Tweedles", co-authored with Harry Leon Wilson, week beginning 22 October 1923; The Vanderbilt Theatre, East of Broadway, New York, Arthur Goodrich, "The Plutocrat", based on Tarkington's novel, 17 March 1930; Springfield High School, "Clarence", 20 May 1938 (4 pieces of ephemera); Shubert Theatre, Boston, "Seventeen", [194?].

• 2 large lobby cards of Cameo Kirby, a 1923 American silent drama film directed by John Ford which starred John Gilbert and Gertrude Olmstead and featured Jean Arthur in her onscreen debut. It was Ford's first film. Minor chips at the corners.

• Photo postcard of Dustin Farnum in Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson's play, "Cameo Kirby", post-marked September 1909.

• Post card advertising the publication of Seventeen on 10 March [1916].

• Order form from Doubleday, Page & Co. for his novel, Alice Adams, 1921.

Collection on consignment with LDRB.

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  • Date Published 1941
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Gentle Julia
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Gentle Julia

by Tarkington, Booth

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Seventeen: A Tale of Youth and Summer Time: And the Baxter Family Especially William
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Seventeen: A Tale of Youth and Summer Time: And the Baxter Family Especially William

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The Gentleman From Indianapolis: A Treasury of Booth Tarkington

by Tarkington, Booth

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The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons

by Booth Tarkington

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The Magnificent Ambersons

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The Conquest of Caanan

by Tarkington, Booth

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The Two Vanrevels
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The Two Vanrevels

by Tarkington, Booth

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The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons

by Booth Tarkington

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