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    Washington Irving Signature Matted With Original Engraving Irving's two most famous characters, Rip Van Winkle and the Headless Horseman both appeared in his 1820 The Sketch Book and made him the first American writer to gain praise and fame in Europe. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846. Offered here is his signature and several words written on a portion of an envelope. In part, "On the whole... friend of my... though he was guilty of the impropriety of taking notes of conversation at table and afterwards..." Matted with an original engraving of Irving to an overall size of 16" x 12". In fine condition, with a light postmark touching several letters of the signature. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
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