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Typed Note Signed by  John (1896-1978) FARRAR - Signed - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA (SKU: 43474)

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Typed Note Signed

by FARRAR, John (1896-1978)

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In 1929 this young writer and editor, who'd already founded the famed Breadloaf Writers' Conference in 1926, joined forces with the two sons of bestselling novelist Mary Roberts Rinehart to found the publishing firm Farrar & Rinehart; after World War Two he then founded Farrar, Straus & Giroux. TNS, 1p, 5½" X 8½", New York, NY, 17 February 1941. Addressed to Arnold F. Gates (1914-93, noted Lincoln/Civil War scholar). Near fine. On "Farrar & Rinehart" letterhead, the publisher writes: "Many thanks for sending me a copy of your new booklet -- 'Song of the Leaves.' I know I shall read it with interest." Signed large and bold in black ink. "Song of the Leaves" was Gates' self-published poem/essay about John Chapman, better known as "Johnny Appleseed," and perhaps Gates was hoping that Farrar might be interested in publishing it.


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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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