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    John Steinbeck Autograph Letter and Printed Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech Signed. One page signed "J.S.", 6.5" x 8.25"; January 5, 1963. Written on his personal imprinted letterhead, it reads in part: "I had your very nice letter and rather beautifully written. Charley is very well but he is getting old and a little creaky. I'm sure though that you will see him next summer." Charley was Steinbeck's pet poodle, about whom he wrote Travels with Charley: In Search of America.

    Together with a signed copy of Steinbeck's Nobel Prize acceptance speech inscribed, "For my friends Paul and Chip Mayer with very best wishes from John and Charley Steinbeck", 5.75" x 9". The award, presented on December 10, 1962, was given to Steinbeck "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keep social perception."*

    Condition: Letter is in good condition with only a small tear and bit of paper loss along right edge not affecting any text. Single mail fold along middle. Acceptance speech is delicate, as the staples have been removed. Small staining marks on both the front and back cover. 2" piece of black tape has been adhered to the lower front cover.

    Reference: * "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1962". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media AB 2014. Web. 10 Jul 2017. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1962/


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