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    Ernest Hemingway Autograph Letter Signed "E H", one page, 7.75" x 6", Madrid, Spain, July 15, 1959, to "Bill". In 1959 and 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Hemingway was in Spain traveling the bullfighting circuit in preparation for a lengthy essay on the subject. This letter, penned on the stationery of Madrid's Hotel Suecia, was likely to Bill Davis, a friend of Hemingway's in Spain. The "V" mentioned is Valerie Danby-Smith, a freelance journalist working as Hemingway's secretary. The letter reads: "Dear Bill: Will you please call me at 6.30 pm 1830 and we will go with V., if she wishes, to buy the secretaral etc.". Very light stains and smoothed folds, else very fine condition. Professionally matted and framed with a picture of Hemingway and friends enjoying some wine in a casual atmosphere.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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