Friday, February 15, 2008

FRank Belknap Long autographs surface

Frank Belknap Long. Three Signed Items to Samuel Loveman, including: Autograph Letter Signed "Belknap", one page, 8.5" x 5.5", n.p., n.d., to Samuel Loveman, plain yellow paper, pencil. Long writes "Dear Sam: You said you would phone me concerning your leaving the bookstore position etc. some 6 months - or was it 8? - ago - the last time I saw you. But no phone call came, and in the intervening weeks I've been through the wringer in a half dozen ways. Dropped in this evening, on the off-chance you might be at home - 10:30 - but you weren't. Will try to drop in again tomorrow - circa 8 P.M. Belknap." Fine condition, with one horizontal mailing fold. [and:] Document Signed "Frank", one page, 8.5" x 11", n.p., n.d., plain peach paper. Long has signed the top left corner of a promotional biography of himself "For Sam from Frank." Fine condition, with minor wrinkling and two horizontal mailing folds. [and:] Typed Letter Signed "Belknapins", with envelope, one page, 8.5" x 11", n.p., n.d., to Samuel Loveman, plain typing paper. Includes Long's holographic corrections and notations, and the closing in blue ink. Fine condition, with two horizontal and two vertical mailing folds. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.

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