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This bibliographical giant, president of the American Library Association and the Bibliographical Society of America, was a fixture at the New York Public Library, serving as manager of the manuscript division, chief reference librarian, assistant director and finally director (1934-41); among his many books is "The History of the New York Public Library" (1923). Partly-printed DS, 1p, 5½" X 8½", New York, NY, 1940 June 24. Addressed to Arnold F. Gates (1914-93, noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar). Near fine. On "New York Public Library" letterhead, this form letter (partly typed in) acknowledges and thanks a book gift to the library -- in this case Gates' privately published booklet "Amberglow of Abraham Lincoln and Ann Rutledge." Lydenberg's miniscule signature could easily be mistaken for printed, but is actually authentic and original. Bookseller Inventory # 28424

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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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