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SEEKING "MEN IN UNIFORM" AND "MEN IN LEATHER" TOM OF FINLAND (1920-1991)
Autograph Letter Signed, "Tom of Finland / alias / Touko Laaksonen," to A. Willard, asking whether he would send copies of the books Men in Uniform and Men in Leather, and giving his address in Finland. 1 1/2 pages, 8vo, personal stationery, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet; horizontal fold. With the original envelope. [Helsinki], 2 December 1966.
"A friend of mine . . . gave me your name and address when I asked him where I could get the book 'Men in Uniform.' So I dare to ask you, would you be so kind to send that book to me. I am an artist . . . and am highly interested in all kinds of uniforms as you may know if you have seen my drawings in Physique magazines.
"My friend also told that there is a book 'Men in Leather.' Will you please tell me what is the price of it, and could you send that too, when I send to you the money."