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“Villon the Vagabond”.

(No date). This “first draft” inscribed: “To Mr. (Herbert F.) Gunnison with the author’s best wishes.” A printed title page bearing the imprint Eagle Book and Job Printing Department of Brooklyn-New York and the date 1902 states: “This play was acted by the author’s brother Mr. Otis Skinner”. Otis Skinner, a prominent 19th Century actor, was also the father of the actress Cornelia Otis Skinner. A frontispiece portrait of the author is bound in. Charles Skinner (1852-1907), born in Victor, New York, was editor of the Brooklyn Eagle, and wrote a well-regarded study of a former editor/writer there, Walt Whitman – “Whitman As Editor” – which was published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1903. Villon the Vagabond was one of his more popular works. He collected and published American Indian myths and legends, as well as works of natural history. Binding a bit scuffed. Original holograph manuscript, 92 pages, folio, rectos only, three quarter morocco & marbled boards.

Price: $2,000.00

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