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Three pages. 8vo. Oct 1, 1903, A very scarce three-page autograph letter signed by Sarah Prideaux to a "M? Norman,î [sic], and with an appended note from the recipient added on the last page. The letter invites the recipient to visit and see her work. Interestingly, it appears she is not be aware of the recipientís first name, as evidenced by the "question mark" placed after the M, as thus: "Dear M? Norman" The letter is written during Prideaux's zenith in her bookbinding career, and on her Norfolk Square, Hyde Park printed stationary. She begs her apologies for being away and did "not receive your letter in kind to tell me you of my absence." She asks if he might have time to come have tea, "and see my books within the next few days. I have an extra number just now but a proportion of them are going to America shortly for the Xmas season." Closing utterances, and ending with, "Sincerely Yours, S. T. Prideaux." The recipient, M- Norman,' writes at the end: "I called on Monday the 5th when I bought the specimen of her binding, also the corresponding Essay in French bound by here, and she gave me her illustrated list of the books bound by her between 1890-1900." A wonderful sneak peek at behind the scenes networking, at the Turn of the Century, and nice to have the background filled in by the recipient. Fine, (back page laid down on card of approximate size). Letters by Prideaux are extremely scarce, and desirable.
Price: $1,250.00 Item #5001