Nov 20, 2014 - Sale 2367

Sale 2367 - Lot 310

Price Realized: $ 375
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Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(ARTISTS.) Three letters, each Signed by a 20th-century illustrator: Charles Addams * Maxfield Parrish * Howard Pyle. The Addams letter, ALS, "Charles," to "Dear Ken," about his "Bug" [Bugatti? Beetle?] and the "Hefner job." 1 1/2 pages, 4to, "New Yorker" stationery; faint dampstaining along left edge, horizontal folds. The Parrish letter, TLS, to Charles Gafly, about a mutual young friend writing about spiritual enlightenment. 1 page, 4to, personal stationery; paper clip stain at upper left. The Pyle letter, TLS, to "Dear Mr. Scudder," sending a drawing for the "Last Sea Fight of the Revenge" [not present]. 1 page, oblong 8vo; vertical folds. New York, 26 September 1956; Windsor, 15 September 1925; Wilmington, 9 December 1901...

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Addams: ". . . I'd convinced myself I should never own a Bug again. However mine used to balk due to sillier things than jammed electrodes--like a lady bug in the gas line.
"The Hefner job should be no mistake at that figure. Gibbs told me he sold them a piece for 2 G's last week.
"Let's try again with the Bugatti. . . ."