by HERFORD, Oliver. (1863 - 1935)
unbound. very good. A.L.S. 4to. 1 page, on the verso of a Life Magazine printers proof of a full page illustrated poem by Oliver Herford, titled "The Telephone Girls Prayer, ca. 1920's. The letter is to his long-time assistant "Betty", in full: "This is the piece of me makings of next weeks Life, I mistook for wrapping paper - and on it I find two masterpieces by O.H. - you will note the striking similarity of both of them. Also: a second A.L.S. oblong 4to. 1 page, np / nd, in full: "Dearest Love: its time to go and I can't bring myself to waken you as you said I might. I will call up at six tonight. A perfectly scrumptious day is waiting outside your window for you to waken to. Both items are boldly signed and are in very good condition. American writer, artist and illustrator often called the American Oscar Wilde; who was also a frequent contributor to Mentor, Life and Woman's Home Journal.
(Inventory #: 282663)