Autograph Manuscript Signed.

ALLEN, Willis Boyd (1855-1938).

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This American lawyer is best known as the author of popular adventures tales for young adults such as "Silver Rags" (1886) and as editor (1881-93) of "The Cottage Hearth," "The Wellspring" and "Our Sunday Afternoon." AMS, 1p, 5½" X 7", n.p., n.y. [minuscule pencilled 1922 December 17 in another hand]. Near fine. Boyd boldly pens a poem titled "Sunrise" in black ink, eight lines of verse reading: "Age calls us not to grieve our lives away / With sombre face turned toward the setting sun; / But, as the Alpine guide, at break of day, / Surmounts the rugged foothills, one by one, / Leaving the waning shadows of the night / To meet the radiant dawn but just begun, / Bids us fare onward, upward toward the light, / Climbing into the sunrise on the height." Handsomely accomplished, with large margins. Boyd published one volume of poetry, "In the Morning" (1890), but "Sunrise" is not included in that collection and it is unknown whether this piece ever appeared in print. From the collection of University of Chicago geology professor Albert Johannsen (1871-1962), author of "The House of Beadle and Adams and Its Dime and Nickel Novels" (1950), the definitive reference work on the subject. Johannsen's original 8½" X 11" file folder, bearing his printed "Collection of Albert Johannsen" label (partly filled in by Johannsen), accompanies this item. Bookseller Inventory # 26759

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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