MASTERS, EDGAR LEE. Group of 6 items Signed, "E.L. Masters" or in full, mostly relating to his books Mirage and Nuptial Flight, including four Typed Letters to Boni & Liveright, a Typed Document being a contract for Mirage, and a Check Endorsed. Each 1 page, 4to or 3 1/2x8 inches; condition generally good. Vp, 1923-34
21 January 1924: "When Mr Smith was here . . . I asked him . . . to send me a contract fo[r] MIRAGE, saying that it might be worded the same as the contract for THE NUPTIAL FLIGHT. . . . Will you please have the contract drawing in duplicate . . . ." The contract, 30 January 1924: providing a 15% royalty for first 5,000 copies, 20% for each additional copy sold. Countersigned by Horace Liveright. The check, 10 May 1923: an advance of $2,500 from Boni & Liveright for Nuptial Flight and Skeeters Kirby.
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