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Judge Walter B. Beals four hand-made "booklets" collection
1930 - Four hand-made "booklets" on old vellum made by Judge Walter B Beals. The judge had asked several authors to write a piece on 17th Century vellum, after which he made them into little booklets himself. Overall condition of the hand-written vellum is weak , otherwise condition is very good. This collection consists of the following four people: BELLOC, Hilaire (Joseph Pierre René) [1870-1953] 11-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches, 20pp including blanks and self-cover. Dated 1930 Autographed manuscript poem signed dated; inscribed to Judge Walter B Beals BOTTOMLEY, Gordon [1874-1948] 11-1/2 x 9 inches, 28pp including blanks and self-cover. Dated 1932 Autograph manuscript poem signed and dated (unpublished poem?) DRINKWATER, John [1885-1940] 9-1/2 x 7 inches, 20pp including blanks and self-cover. Dated 1930 Now in these fairy lands autograph manuscript poem signed, together with a letter signed WOLFE, Humbert [1885-1940] 10-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches, 20pp including blanks and self-cover. Dated 1930 Chinese proverb, signed and dated, as well as a signed letter; written and inscribed to Judge Walter B Beals Beals was an avid collector of books, manuscripts, and autographs. Beals frequently bound these materials into albums. In his time, Beals was considered the greatest private collector of manuscripts and books in the Pacific Northwest. Walter Burges Beals (1876-1960) had a distinguished career as an attorney, army officer, and judge, Beals served as a military officer in France during World War I and afterwards helped to organize and found the American Legion. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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