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Philip Slingsby aka Nathaniel Parker WIllis
Lengthy manuscript passage, titled 'An anthem in the forest', written out as a contribution to a commonplace album by its author, the American Nathaniel Parker Willis, known as 'the highest paid magazine writer of his day', and member of a flamboyant literary and artistic circle centered around Shirley Park in Surrey, 25th April 1835. 
Shirley Park, Surrey: 1836. It is business as usual and we continue to ship all around the UK and the world. Manuscript on two sheets of wove album paper, in black ink. Handwritten on three sides by Nathaniel Parker Willis, titled by himn at the top 'An anthem in the forest', and signed by him at the foot with his pseudonym 'Philip Slingsby', with place and date 'Shirley Park / April 25th 1835'. Size (of pages): 25.8cm x 20.3cm. Very Good condition. A few light smudges, presumably made at the time of writing in 1835. Left side of paper very slightly uneven where extracted from the album, just touching the edge of one letter. Please ask if you require a more detailed condition report, or view gallery images. An original rare manuscript draft of an extract of a longer composition, handwritten by Nathaniel Parker Willis in 1835 as a contribution to a commonplace book being compiled by Mary Skinner of Shirley Park in Surrey. There are a couple of corrections in the text, suggesting this to be an early draft by Willis, rather than a fair copy by him. Willis has signed with his pseudonym 'Philip Slingsby'. At the time of writing, this composition had not yet been published, as far as we can tell, and seems to have been first printed in following year (1836) in a book titled "Inklings of adventure / by the author of 'Pencillings by the way'", New York: Saunders and Otley. Provenance: extracted from a commonplace book compiled by Mary Skinner, wife of Samuel Skinner, who was for many years a circuit judge in Chittoor, Madras. After her return to England she was closely involved wit … [Click Below for Full Description]
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