May 04, 2017 - Sale 2446

Sale 2446 - Lot 360

Price Realized: $ 13,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
"EVERY ONE OF YOU VISITED . . . THE DISTANT CITY OF ORPHALESE" GIBRAN, KAHLIL. Autograph Letter Signed, to "My dear Mr. Horowitz," praising his essay introducing The Prophet, giving permission for him to publish it as a magazine article, suggesting that he send a copy to his publisher, and anticipating a meeting in New York. 2 pages, 4to, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet, personal stationery; minor loss at left edge, short closed separations at folds, minor scattered soiling. (MRS) Boston, 10 July 1928

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"Thank you . . . for sending me a copy of the preface which you have written for your translation of 'The Prophet'. It is indeed beautiful, and it is most generous. . . . [I]t is good and refreshing to find you and Henri Bergson agreeing on the most important manifestations of life and self. I am delighted to know that you are interested in that which is deeper than intellect.
. . . I would suggest . . . your sending a copy of the 'preface' to my publishers . . . . The Knopfs would be interested because they are bringing out my book 'Jesus' early in October, and, naturally, they would know all the kindly things said of one of their authors . . . .
"It was most kind of you to send me the photograph of the actors who read 'The Prophet' at Freedom Hill. I know in my heart that each and every one of you visited for an hour the dear city of our deeper desires, the distant city of Orphalese. . . ."