Typed Note Signed. Gertrude ATHERTON.

Typed Note Signed.

This contemporary of Edith Wharton and Henry James was a opoular, provocative and prolific novelist, short story writer and essayist who often wrote of the battle of the sexes; her first book, "What Dreams May Come," was published in 1888 and her last book, the memoir "My San Francisco," appeared in 1946. Item #40858

TNS, 1p, 6¼" X 7 3/4", San Francisco, CA, n.y. November 6. Addressed to Arnold F. Gates (1914-93, noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar). Fine. Chats cordially with an admirer and plugs her latest book: "Many thanks for your birthday wishes and for what you say about GOLDEN PEACOCK. I am delighted that you enjoyed that little book as I had fun writing it. I did so at the request of the LAtinists of the University of California, as a contribution to the Horace Bimillennium. I hope you will like my new novel, THE HOUSE OF LEE." Large and bold signature in black ink. Undated, but given the "House of Lee" reference likely 1940.

Price: $125.00

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