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#544 - Maxwell Perkins Typed Letter Signed Estimate: $400+

"Such a book by a realist of his experience might be very important"

Book editor of the early 20th century (1884-1947) who is best remembered as the editor who discovered and nurtured American authors Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Thomas Wolfe. TLS, one page, 4.75 x 7.75, Charles Scribner's Sons letterhead, March 12, 1943. Letter to literary agent Gertrude Algase, in full: "That is good news about MacNeil. It seems to us that he is planning to move in the right directions. If I did not know him I would be fearful from what you say that he was too much of a utopian, but knowing him to be a realist I haven't that anxiety. Such a book by a realist of his experience might be very important." In fine condition, with a light stain to the salutation. From the collection of Stephen Adamson.

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