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William Cullen Bryant & James Fenimore Cooper Signed Check & Cut

Lot Number 1005

Quantity: Bid Starts: 05/28/2012 12:00:00 
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American novels had their beginnings following the Revolutionary War in the late 18th & early 19th Centuries. Prior to this period, Colonial literature focused primarily on spiritual, historical and political topics. Two of the key literary figures who emerged around the time of the War of 1812 were William Cullen Bryant and James Fenimore Cooper. Presented are (2) signed and matted items featuring the endorsements of these prominent early American authors. The Bryant item is a handsome matted cut with overall dimensions of 5” x 3-1/2”. This piece displays and elegant (“9”) quality fountain pen signature along with the handwritten date February 24th 1873. The Cooper piece is an Otsego County Bank check dated March, 27th 1849. Mr. Cooper’s endorsement also applied in fountain pen presents a bold (“9”) strength. The light cream colored check bears a red ink “Paid” bank stamp and displays sharp black lettering on a clean and bright background. The overall matted dimensions of this piece are 7” x 5”. Auction LOA from JSA.

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