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      Sale 2446 | Lot 451
      Price Realized: $455With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2446 Lot 451

        NAST, THOMAS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Th:Nast," to "Friend Speer" [engraver Joseph T. Speer?], sending wood blocks [for engraving; not present], hoping that the Leader editor likes his drawings, discussing the bill for their work, and requesting that he send up Day. 1 page, 8vo; two moderate stains at left edge, remnants of prior hinging at right edge verso, horizontal folds. (MRS) Np, nd

        Estimate $200 - 300

        "I send you a few more blocks, with the same directions as the others.
        "I hope the editor of the Leader was pleased with my drawing.
        "When you send in your bill, add mine to it, $50 and collect it altogether.
        ". . . I am waiting for Day, do make him come up, I will pay him for his time, I cannot go in with my posters, and they must be done."
        --George B. Cortelyou. Typed Letter Signed, as Secretary to the President [Theodore Roosevelt], to Thomas Nast, thanking him on behalf of the president for the sketch. 1/2 page, 8vo, with integral blank, White House stationery; horizontal folds. Washington, 21 October 1901.

        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $455