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    F. Scott Fitzgerald Autograph Manuscript Signed "F Scott Fitzgerald." One page, 7.75" x 10.75" (sight), Paris; postmarked June 26, 1925. Addressed to Lilas W. Hanson in Chicago. A comical poem in answer to a request for an autograph. It reads in full:

    "Of wonders is Lilas W. Hanson the champ
    He ached for an autograph and sent me a stamp
    But none of his pleadings would go on a shelf
    If he'd added an envelope 'dressed to himself"

    Matted and framed with the original transmittal cover, with three stamps, and a photograph of Fitzgerald to the overall size of 23.25" x 17.5".

    Condition: Flattened mail folds, with light soiling. Large and bold signature by Fitzgerald. Usual wear and soiling to the cover.


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