Popular and prolific sentimental novelist well known from the 1930s through the 1960s. Item #17992
ALS "Faith," 2pp, 6" X 8", Norwalk, CT,  March 27. Addressed to Ruth Reiter. Near fine. Single vertical fold. Chatty note to a long-time correspondent, mentioning a recent vacation ("Florida was sunny, windy so very cold. Bermuda was cold, windy & rainy -- I picked up a chest bug....") and her portrait on her latest book: "They rearranged it a bit but you can see a small double frame on it. My husband's pictures & also some of the grandchildren. Gladys [Taber, no doubt] gave me the cranberry glass mug (cigarettes) & the footed milk glass (holds pens). I'm sure that's her picture across room -- much foreshortened. There's a big table there by the bookwall, her picture is on it & others...." Always interesting when author's describe their work space. With original envelope, addressed in Baldwin's hand. Accompanied by a 12mo (5" X 7¼") 23pp promotional booklet issued by her publisher, Farrar & Rinehart, an essay titled "Faith Baldwin and Her American Family" by Page Cooper. Front wrapper features a closeup portrait of Baldwin. Ownership signature (dated 8 July 1940) on inside front wrapper of noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar Arnold Gates (1914-93). Rather uncommon.