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Booth Tarkington (1869 - 1946)

Lot 807: BOOTH TARKINGTON (1869-1946). American author and

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April 5, 2008
Bridgeport, WV, US

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BOOTH TARKINGTON (1869-1946). American author and dramatist winning Pulitzer Prizes for his novels, The Magnificent Ambersons (1918) and Alice Adams (1921). Quarter-length photograph by Pirie Mac Donald, Photographer-Of-Men, NY, gelatin print, 7"x101/2". Darkly signed in black ink on photographer's mount beneath image with Mac Donald's many international awards imprinted on verso. Some silvering; minor wrinkle at left edge. Presented in window frame; overall 10"x13". Accompanied by inscribed AQS, three lines from his book Monsieur Beaucaire (1900). "'An' live men are jus' - names!' said M. Beaucaire." Darkly penned and signed. Inscribed for JUDGE WALTER BEALS, possibly the same judge who in December1946 presided at the first Subsequent Nuremberg Trials during which Nazi doctors were accused of human experimentation. Parchment-type paper evidences some wrinkling; and fading of crest at top margin, though text and signature remain quite strong. Est: $150-300

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Auction XXXIV

Signature House
April 5, 2008, 10:00 AM EST

Bridgeport, WV, US