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Letter to Carl Sandburg After Reading His Autobiography "Always the Young Strangers" Published on His 765th Birthday January 6, 1953


Published by Joseph Halle Schaffner, New York, 1968
From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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Small 4to. Coarse beige linen spine with paper label and brown decorated paper over boards with paper label, plain paper wrapper (as issued). 44pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Fine/near fine. A superb, tight first edition, limited to 450 copies. Lengthy letter of appreciation regarding Sandburg's memoir about his early years -- with a fine ephemera addition: Tipped to the front flyleaf is an original printed heavy stock invitation to "Carl Sandburg 75th Birthday Dinner" held on 6 January 1953 at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago. 8vo, 4pp, Inside left consists of Sandburg-inspired menu ("Pineapple Reckless Ecstasy," "Boneless Breast of Prairie Capon Stuffed with Illinois Wild Rice and Carolina Mushrooms," "Potatoes Flat Rock," "Paula Salad Chicago Dressing," etc.) and right side consists of two columns of the "Speaker's Table" noteworthies such as Benjamin P. Thomas, Allan Nevins, Ralph G. Newman (from whose collection this came), Sandburg's brother-in-law Edward Steichen, Paul M. Angle, David C. Mearns and others. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 38768

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Title: Letter to Carl Sandburg After Reading His ...

Publisher: Joseph Halle Schaffner, New York

Publication Date: 1968

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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