Signature and Inscription.

ADAMS, Franklin Pierce "F.P.A." (1881-1960).

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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Witty and erudite "New York Herald Tribune" columnist ("The Conning Tower") known as "F.P.A." was a member of the legendary Algonquin Round Table of the '20s and '30s; he went on to further fame on "Information Please" on radio. "Dear Mary: / Love to you / from / Frank" pencilled large and bold in F.P.A.'s unusual script on a 6¼" X 4" slip, n.p. [Chicago, IL], n.y. [1940]. Very good. Couple of light vertical folds. Accompanied by a heavy stock 8½" X 11" facsimile of Gene Markey's delightful caricature of F.P.A. from his 1923 book "Literary Lights: A Book of Caricatures". Also present is an ALS dated 31 July 1940 from a friend of "Mary" the recipient (Mary B. Day, the Museum of Science and Industry's long-time librarian) named Evelyn transmitting this F.P.A. signature (and noting, "I was with him on a drive which included Douglas School and Armour Institute and parts of the old neighborhood, in which he takes a tremendous interest.") and a clipped January 1948 "Atlantic Monthly" F.P.A. article titled "Literary Memories" in which he discusses these Chicago sites. Bookseller Inventory # 18541

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Title: Signature and Inscription.

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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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