May 04, 2017 - Sale 2446

Sale 2446 - Lot 304

Price Realized: $ 281
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 250 - $ 350
ATHERTON, GERTRUDE. Small archive of 13 Autograph Letters Signed, in full or "G.A.," to Bookman Editor James MacArthur ("Dear Mr. MacArthur"), discussing proposed works or works in progress, including payment terms, plot lines, publicity, etc. Together 65 pages, 8vo, most written on folded sheets, most personal or hotel stationery; generally good condition. London or Munich or New York or Mt. Tamalpais [CA], 1905-07

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28 January: ". . . The title is Rulers of Kings, the idea, the conflict between the two greatest forces in the world--money in America & royalty in Europe. . . ."
29 February: ". . . I hope to get off the last proofs on Wednesday and if you could copyright it before the 7th so much the better. This is such a propitious time for it here. . . .
"I have told a number of public men about the book and . . . all think it will make a sensation. One thing I have accomplished . . . is that all the men in public life read my books, particularly Senator North and The Conqueror. . . ."