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    Original Inscribed Gruelle Raggedy Ann and Andy Drawing

    Raggedy Ann Creator Johnny Gruelle Typed Letter Signed "Johnny Gruelle" with Original Presentation Color Drawing. One page, 6.5 x 8.5 inches, on Gruelle's personal letterhead, Miami Beach, Florida, November 27, 1933, to Irma Glen. Johnny Gruelle could have scarcely believed that a dusty doll found in the attic and given to his daughter would be the genesis for a series of stories that would make a lasting mark in children's literature. This fantastic lot includes a personal letter written by Gruelle to lyricist and organist Irma Glen and an accompanying original color drawing which he inscribes to her. He writes, in part: "Thanks for your letter of Nov. 14...I listened to your organ broadcast this morning and as usual enjoyed it very much...The drawing in which I used your name was made for the New York Herald-Tribune and is syndicated to papers all over the country...Sorry you did not make N.Y. while I was up north, but hope that you and your husband can trot in on us when you come down in February. With all good wishes, Cordially Johnny Gruelle". The letter has some mounting remnants on the last page which doesn't affect text and is otherwise fine condition. Gruelle's original drawing which measures 3.5 x 5 inches features the familiar characters of Raggedy Ann and Andy sitting on a hillside surrounded by birds and flowers. The color has faded ever-so-slightly giving the drawing a slightly muted affect. The inscription reads "To/ Irma Glen/ With many/ Happiness wishes -/ Johnny Gruelle/ Aug. 22-1933". A singular lot from a beloved author of children's books.

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    October, 2008
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