Autograph Quotation Signed

WARNER, Susan (1819-85)

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The author of America's first runaway bestseller -- 1850's "The Wide, Wide World," which ran through thirteen editions in its first two years and never went out of print until 1930 -- never lived up to that first novel's success again, although 30 more novels followed; in addition to her religious fiction, she penned hymns such as "Jesus Bids Us Shine"; her sister and occasional co-author Anna wrote the well-known first stanza of the children's classic song "Jesus Loves Me." AQS, 4" X 5", West Point, NY, 1878 February 23. Very good. Faint show-through from light mounting traces on verso. In her rather light, spidery script, Warner pens an excerpt from Psalm 84: "'The Lord God is a sun & / shield; the Lord will give grace & / glory; no good thing will he / withhold from them that walk uprightly.' / Ps. LXXXIV.II.," signed and dated. Warner and her sister both lived near West Point Military Academy and gave Bible lessons there to cadets; so popular were they that upon their deaths each were accorded burial at West Point Cemetery. A surprisingly uncommon autograph. Bookseller Inventory # 41205

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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), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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