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1 [Stoddard, Charles Warren] Wm. R. William Rounseville Alger. Autograph Letter, Signed, to Charles Warren Stoddard.

Dateline Winston House, Mt. Kearsarge, N.H., (no date), where Alger is on vacation. Responding to Stoddard's letter asking Alger to help him get some lecturing dates on the New England lecture circuit. "I have no doubt such a lecture as you describe would be interesting and instructive, yet we have here in the Middle and Eastern states so many lectures, such a multitude of popular public entertainments of all sorts...but if you have the pluck and passion to try it, why then all I can say is God speed you and grant you a success which I cannot soberly anticipate for you." He finishes with his wish to someday visit "the Golden Coast" (California) if he lives long enough, and will count it a great pleasure to visit Stoddard there. Alger (1822-1905) was a Harvard trained Unitarian clergyman, a writer, and "...a favorite on the lyceum platform, and much in demand as a speaker for special occasions." (DAB). His cousin was Horatio Alger. Two conjugate leaves, three pages, paper a little toned, mounting stains on the 4th page, a blank. Very Good condition. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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2 Stoddard, Charles Warren. Autograph Letter, Signed.

To "Prof. J. (Jens) Christian Bay". Dated Washington, D.C., 19 June '02. After some polite preliminaries, "I am delighted to think -- to know -- that you are likely to translate some of my works into Danish....the list of my books is as follows...". He list ten titles beginning with Poems and ends with In the Footprints of the Padres. He appreciates Bay's "two delightful letters", hopes they can develop a friendship, and asks for a signed photograph as a keepsake. Jens Christian Bay was a botanist, a writer, a librarian and a bibliophile who spent most of his adult life in the United States. He seems not to have followed through with the translations. Two sets of two conjugate leaves taped together, seven pages, about 80 lines. Fore edges toned, mounting adhesions to p.8, blank. In Very Good condition. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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3 Stoddard, Charles Warren. South-Sea Idyls.

Boston: James R. Osgood, 1873. First edition (BAL 18979). Original blue cloth, gilt, decorated in gilt and blind. Blue coated end papers, wove fly leaves, edges stained red. Two ownership markings, including one dated Xmas, 1873. Worn and cocked, a Fair copy. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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4 Stoddard, Charles Warren. The Wonder-Worker of Padua.

Notre Dame, IN: The Ave Maria, (1896). An undated reprint, the covers and title look just like the first edition, but a new setting using larger type, 173 pp. Original brown cloth, gilt, decorated in gilt and black, pictorial endpapers, in original printed dust jacket. This reprint and the first edition bear identical ads at the rear for two other titles, except that the prices have each gone up 25 cents. A tiny bit of wear to the jacket, a Fine copy in a Fine jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 Stoddard, Charles Warren. The Wonder-Worker of Padua.

Notre Dame, IN: The Ave Maria, (1896). First edition (BAL 19004, printing A, but with the endpapers described for printing B). Original brown cloth, gilt, decorated in gilt and black. Flyleaves. A presentation copy: "To Clif Tipton with love, Chas. Warren Stoddard. St. Anthony's Rest. The Bungalow. 300 M. St - NW. Washington. D.C. Dec/97". Light wear, front gutter cracked. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 275.00 USD
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6 Stoddard, Charles Warren. Two Autograph Letter(s), Signed.

Letter one: Dated San Francisco, 24 Dec., 1878, apologizing to an unknown person but he is too busy to meet now, and promising to try again later. One page, glued to a slightly larger sheet - perhaps from an album. In Very Good condition. Letter two: Dated Washington, D.C., 3 Feb. '98, to a boy named Stephen, thanking him for some letters, and explaining the meaning of the "Saint Anthony" stamp he had sent on a package - to guard or guide the shipment on its way. He compliments Stephen on his penmanship and hopes the bitter winter weather is made pleasurable by lots of "slides, sleighs, snow-balls, snow houses and snow men." Two conjugate leaves, four pages, about 50 lines. In Fine condition. For the two letters - 
Price: 110.00 USD
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