[Bradley, Will- Presentation Copy from the Author to H. J. Kimball, Will Bradley to the Author, Harry B. Smith, with Three Scarce Letters to the Publisher, F. F. Browne Concerning the Book] Lyrics and Sonnets. Harry B. Smith, Will Bradley.
[Bradley, Will- Presentation Copy from the Author to H. J. Kimball, Will Bradley to the Author, Harry B. Smith, with Three Scarce Letters to the Publisher, F. F. Browne Concerning the Book] Lyrics and Sonnets
[Bradley, Will- Presentation Copy from the Author to H. J. Kimball, Will Bradley to the Author, Harry B. Smith, with Three Scarce Letters to the Publisher, F. F. Browne Concerning the Book] Lyrics and Sonnets
[Bradley, Will- Presentation Copy from the Author to H. J. Kimball, Will Bradley to the Author, Harry B. Smith, with Three Scarce Letters to the Publisher, F. F. Browne Concerning the Book] Lyrics and Sonnets
[Bradley, Will- Presentation Copy from the Author to H. J. Kimball, Will Bradley to the Author, Harry B. Smith, with Three Scarce Letters to the Publisher, F. F. Browne Concerning the Book] Lyrics and Sonnets

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[Bradley, Will- Presentation Copy from the Author to H. J. Kimball, Will Bradley to the Author, Harry B. Smith, with Three Scarce Letters to the Publisher, F. F. Browne Concerning the Book] Lyrics and Sonnets

Chicago: The Dial Press, 1894.

First edition. Original publisher's polished light brown buckram. Presentation Copy, from the Author, Harry Smith, to H. I. Kimball, cofounder of the famed Stone and Kimball Press, in Chicago: "To H. I. Kimball Jr., with the compliments of Harry B. Smith, October, 1894. Together with three separate Autograph Letters Signed by Will Bradley, to F. F. Browne, American editor, poet, and literary critic who founded the literary journal, The Dial. Over the years, he had become close friends with John Muir, John Burroughs, Walt Whitman, and other notable figures. All three ALS on ruled thin paper: 1) "Mr. F. F. Browne,. Chicago. Dear Sir: Your postal received this morning. will send or bring sketches so you will get them tomorrow A.M. Hope circumstances will permit of Mr. Smith waiting to see them. Yours resp. Will H. Bradley, Geurva, Apr. 6, '94." 2) "Dear Mr. Brown, Enclosed are two rough sketches. This work has been a blank with me as I have spoiled everything I have undertaken. I let your work go until to-day hoping my luck would change but it hasn't, will come n and see you next week. Yours resp. Will H. Bradley, Geurva, Apr 7, '94." 3) "Mr F. F. Browne: "The Dial" Chicago. Dear Sir: Please consign to the waste basket, the sketches I sent Saturday. have had better luck since sending them. and will call with finished drawing at about 10 to-morrow A.M. Yours resp. Will H. Bradley, Geurva, Apr. 9, '94." A fascinating story here, as the book is listed in Bambace's "Will H. Bradley, His Work," Item C1, but not declaratively done by Bradley. Herewith we provide these three letters verifying indeed Will Bradley supplied the drawing for the design to the title page in the book, bearing a decidedly Will Bradley flair. A wonderful grouping, marrying author, artist and publisher. Book is near fine, with brown stamped cover design, most likely by Bradley, full-page design on title page by Bradley, top edges gilt, others all uncut, 149pp.

Price: $2,850.00   Item #5046

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