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FRAMED TYPED LETTER SIGNED. TRUMAN, HARRY S., INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI, JAN. 6, 1971. [Lbc], Truman, Harry S.
1 FRAMED TYPED LETTER SIGNED. TRUMAN, HARRY S., INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI, JAN. 6, 1971. [Lbc] Truman, Harry S.
1971 Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Presidents; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; Typed Letter Signed. Truman, Harry S. Independence, Missouri, Jan. 6, 1971. 1 p. , 4to. To Mr. Earl H. Shackelford, Treasury Dept. , U. S. Savings Bond Division, Jefferson City, Missouri. Clean & bright, dark signature. But not guaranteed. Personal letter get well soon. Shipped without glass. 31754 
Price: 117.50 USD
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HENRY MILLER. [ALS] AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY HENRY MILLER AND DENIGRATING HIS BIOGRAPHY, Henry Miller 1891-1980
2 HENRY MILLER. [ALS] AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY HENRY MILLER AND DENIGRATING HIS BIOGRAPHY Henry Miller 1891-1980
Personal 1966 Letter Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Henry Miller. ALS to his publisher. Reads “Dear Mr. Wentworth- Only read about 100 pages so far. Interrupted momentarily by surgery-jaw. Will finish as soon as possible. Find many things to criticize, alas! Wish I had never seen the text- or rather that Mr. Gordon had consulted me before starting the book. More soon. –Henry Miller. ” Dated “5/20/66.” Miller’s personal letterhead, 5 ½” x 8 ½”. Near fine. Miller’s first 2 books ("Tropic of Cancer," 1934; and "Tropic of Capricorn," 1939) had to be published in Paris and smuggled into the US as a result of obscenity laws. The eventual publication of "Tropic of Cancer" in 1961 led to a series of trials that tested the obscenity laws which were common in the United States the time. The Supreme Court, in Grove Press v. Gerstein, cited Jacobellis v. Ohio to overrule a state court finding of obscenity. The “Mr. Gordon” referred to in the ALS is presumably William Gordon, who wrote "The Mind and Art of Henry Miller" (first published 1967). ; Signed by Author 33526 
Price: 234.95 USD
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IT'S A KIND OF A MEMORABILIA A LETTER ABOUT THE TROJAN HORSE (WRITTEN TO F. P. FRAZIER OF J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY), Christopher Morley
3 IT'S A KIND OF A MEMORABILIA A LETTER ABOUT THE TROJAN HORSE (WRITTEN TO F. P. FRAZIER OF J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY) Christopher Morley
J. B. Lippincott Co 1937 Pamphlet Near Fine with no dust jacket 
16 pages; A fine example encased in a blue cloth clamshell. Ashby A124 lacking tiny bit of l/r tip of front cover [1/8"] 34895 
Price: 47.00 USD
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IT'S A KIND OF A MEMORABILIA A LETTER ABOUT THE TROJAN HORSE (WRITTEN TO F. P. FRAZIER OF J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY), Christopher Morley
4 IT'S A KIND OF A MEMORABILIA A LETTER ABOUT THE TROJAN HORSE (WRITTEN TO F. P. FRAZIER OF J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY) Christopher Morley
J. B. Lippincott Co 1937 Pamphlet Fine with no dust jacket 
16 pages; A fine example encased in a blue cloth clamshell. Ashby A124 lacking tiny bit of l/r tip of front cover [1/8"] 34894 
Price: 56.40 USD
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