Item #295018 [ALS TIPPED] THE GOLDEN HOUSE. A NOVEL. Charles Dudley Warner | Eleanor Kilham.
[ALS TIPPED] THE GOLDEN HOUSE. A NOVEL.
[ALS TIPPED] THE GOLDEN HOUSE. A NOVEL.
[ALS TIPPED] THE GOLDEN HOUSE. A NOVEL.

[ALS TIPPED] THE GOLDEN HOUSE. A NOVEL.

New York: Harper & Brother, Printers & Publishers, 1895.

Three Quarters Leather. First Edition. Signed. 8vo; (7 1/2” x 5 1/8”) rebound in 3/4 tan calf over marbled boards, with gilt rule to the edges; 346 pages, with frontispiece and other illustrations throughout; the front hinge has been very discreetly reinforced.~~Tipped in is an ALS from Charles Dudley Warner with interesting content, regarding the naming of a character in the book.. The letter is addressed to Eleanor Kilham, a person of interest in her own right. A medical doctor engaged in private practice in New York, at the outbreak of World War I she sailed for France on the first ship out after the sinking of the Lusitania. For her work in France, she received the Medaille d’Honneur and the Medaille de Reconaissance d’Honneur. After the war she devoted herself to welfare work in New York [see New York Times, April 6, 1937].~~The letter is dated Hartford, Aug. 10, 1893. It reads: “Dear Elenaor | A thousand thanks for | your suggestion about Jane | Brown. I always did hate | it. The confounded plebeian “| sound of it hampered me. Your | word has given me the stimulus “ to eradicate it. Can you suggest | a fitting name? How would | Ellen Leigh or Emiliy Leigh | do? It must be [as un- | common] and yet dignified.”~~The protagonist is in fact named Ruth Leigh, and one supposes that Eleanor Kilham had something to do with that.~~~~.

Good binding.
Item #295018

Price: $200.00

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