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1 Sears, John Van Der Zee. Autograph Manuscript, "Cedar Ridge" Signed.

A short story, no date, 36 pages, each 5 x 8 inches, written on the recto only, about 3750 words. Just before the Civil War, young people meet at Cedar Ridge, a hunting lodge in south Jersey. They fall in love and prepare to marry. But, "She (Celia) has a determined will that makes it almost impossible for her to yield her sense of right. If her convictions should ever come into conflict with Walter's stubborn temper, I fear what the result might be." Through a misunderstanding, the wedding is cancelled, and the was ultimately prevents the reconciliation both desire. John V. Sears (1835-1926) was a journalist and an author in Philadelphia and New York. He boarded and went to school at Brook Farm, then at the North American Phalanx at Red Bank, New Jersey. which had been founded in part by his father, Charles Sears, and Horace Greeley. Greeley hired him as a secretary, and he quickly earned more responsibility at the Tribune. He retired to California, where he wrote "My Friends at Brook Farm" (1912). This manuscript is neatly written but contains numerous minor revisions, and Sears' name and address in Philadelphia. It was perhaps meant to be sent around to the magazines to be considered for publication. In Fine condition. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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2 Sears, John Van Der Zee. My Friends at Brook Farm.

New York: Desmond Fitzgerald, (1912). First edition (Myerson, 1978, A133). Original green cloth, gilt, decorated in gilt. Illustrated. A Fine copy. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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