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This Tennessee humorist and novelist authored such popular sidesplitters as "A Kentucky Colonel" (1890) and "Old Lim Jucklin" (1905). TNS, 1p, 8½" X 11", Chicago, IL, 1939 June 14. Addressed to "My Dear Professor" (Albert Johannsen, dime novel authority and author of "The House of Beadle and Adams"). Fine. Johannsen, researching his "penny dreadful" opus, had contacted Read for information about one of the most famous dime novelists, "Colonel" Prentiss Ingraham (1843-1904), a colorful soldier of fortune who cranked out some 700 dime novels. Writing shortly before his death, Read replies, ".the countenance of Colonel Ingraham came into memory; but I cannot recall anything regarding him. He has staggered forth from minute recollection.". Bookseller Inventory # 24551

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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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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

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