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Autograph Letter Signed - James Vincent Sheean

Sheean, James Vincent

Condition: Collectible-Fine No Binding
From Barry Cassidy Rare Books (Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.)

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5 x 8 paper, handwritten on both sides, excellent condition. "Bloms, St. Margaret's Bay, Kent" printed at top. Dated May 6, no year but circa 1936. James Vincent Sheean (1899-1975) was an American journalist and writer. His most famous work was "Personal History", an autobiography that earned a National Book Award in 1935. This letter is written to Malcolm Johnson (1902-1958), an executive vice president at Doubleday, Doran & Co. and then D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc. from 1937-1944. The letter concerns Sheean's translation of Eve Curie's biography of her mother, Nobel prize winning scientist Marie Curie. Sheean asks that the proofs be sent to him, and writes that he will have to do extensive corrections because, "I was so harassed by the corrections of innumerable people that I no longer had any control of the text . a hodge-podge of superior minds, under which I was lost." He also says, "I am sorry Eve is (apparently) so dissatisfied with the translation . All I can say is that I never wanted to do it in the first place.". Bookseller Inventory # 016763

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Title: Autograph Letter Signed - James Vincent ...

Binding: No Binding

Book Condition:Collectible-Fine

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