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    Horatio Alger Jr. Rare Autograph Letters Signed. This lot consists of four items. The first two are short Autograph Letters Signed on lined paper answering two different requests for autographs. The third is a clipped 2" x 0.5" Signature laid down to a larger card. The fourth is a blank front endpaper from a book signed in the upper right "Horatio Alger. Chelsea", likely written by Horatio Alger Sr. Alger was one of the most widely-read authors of the 19th century. Many of his "dime novels" were rags-to-riches stories about poor young men who achieved the American dreams of wealth and social position through hard work and determination, or sometimes, just really good luck. Often, even today, accountings of this type of success are called "Horatio Alger" stories. Generally fine condition. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
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