Gamblers, prospectors and romantic Gold Rush characters galore populate the short stories of this American author, poet, playwright, critic and essayist -- "The Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches" (1870) the best known of them. Item #47436
Choice and bold "Yours very truly / Bret Harte / New York, June 8th 1878" in brown ink on a 5" X 3¼" slip. Very good. Faintly visible fold, with ¼" trimmed off each corner. Accompanied by a heavy stock sepia-tone 6½" X 9¼" artist's head-and-shoulders rendering of a younger Harte (from the "American Poets of the Soil" portrait series published by "The Mentor" magazine in 1916). Near fine. Attractive pair.