Nov 17, 2020 - Sale 2551

Sale 2551 - Lot 105

Price Realized: $ 618
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
REED, JOHN. Two items: Typed Letter Signed * The Day in Bohemia. Signed and Inscribed. The letter, "Reed," to "Dear Lute [Pease?]," explaining the delay because his address had changed, remarking that he enjoyed his time in Mexico, promising to visit him in Washington, and missing his own father [Charles Jerome Reed (1855-1912)]. Signed in pencil. 1 page, oblong 8vo; lower extreme of signature truncated at lower edge, note in unknown hand written along lower edge over portion of signature ("I knew his fine father . . . ."), folds. The book, "I wish it had been / a gift / John S. Reed," on the front free endpaper. Small 4to, publisher's wrappers, covers nearly detached with loss to spine, faint scattered staining; worming at upper edge affecting first half of leaves, spine cracked, ink drawing of flowers on rear blank in unknown hand. One of 500 copies. "33 Bank Street" [New York], 1914?; New York, 1913; inscription: Np, nd

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". . . I had a marvelous time down there of course, and got to love Mexico and the Mexicans enormously. I hope to be in Washington shortly . . . .
"The one thing I miss constantly and increasingly is the presence of my father, because I would have loved to do all this for him instead of just myself. . . ."