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    Kahlil Gibran Autograph Letter Signed "Kahlil." 8.5" x 11", Boston; postmarked December 28, 1915. Addressed to Miss Juliet Thompson. Gibran expresses his delight in making acquaintances with Thompson's friends and wishes her a happy New Year. It reads, in full: "I shall be more than glad to know Albert Vail. Your friends are my friends - even those whome [sic] I have not yet known. I wonder how many friends you and I have of whome we know nothing? I know that the new year will bring you blessings - just as well as I know that the heavens will fulfill all the great dreams of your great heart. And may the Salam of Allah be with you always." Accompanied by the letter's original transmittal cover as well as a 4.75" x 7" black and white photograph of Gibran.

    Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) is best known as the author of The Prophet, published in 1923. He and Juliet Thompson were neighbors and met in 1911. Thompson herself was an artist and introduced Gibran to Abdu'l-Baha, whose influence can be seen in Gibran's work The Prophet.

    Condition: Flattened folds and creasing. There are small amounts of chipping at the top edge. Mounting residue at the top two corners. A small amount of tearing at the top corners on verso. Usual wear, soiling, and tearing on the envelope.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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