Autograph Quotation Signed. Ann Sophia STEPHENS.

Autograph Quotation Signed.

Particularly noted as author of the first celebrated Beadle "dime novel," the 1860 potboiler "Malaeska," this New England writer penned more than 25 novels and wrote for many popular periodicals of her day; she also served as editor for "Ladies' Companion," "Graham's Magazine" and "Peterson's Magazine." AQS, 1p, 6½" X 4", New York, NY, 1882 March 22. Near fine. A boldly penned 8-line untitled poetry excerpt in her semi-legible hand, reading in part: "Oh fame is not for woman; she must yield / The very essence of her being up; / Bare her full heart -- fling off its golden shield. / And chain her very life, to fill the cup / Which, like a brimming goblet, rich with wine, / She lavishes upon the world's broad shrine. / Upon its brazen rim they write her name -- / Fling back the empty cup, and this is fame!" Signed and dated at the close. Interesting and unusual. Item #26984

Price: $150.00

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