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Typed Letter Signed
1948 - Framed Piece. Fine (our Top grade)/Fine Frame. Framed Signed Letter. Signed by Author of letter/artist. The letter is one typed page, on embossed letterhead, dated September 16, 1948, addressed to the publisher, Donald M. Grant. Typed single space and signed "J. Allen St. John." This letter concerns the use of J. Allen St. John's illustrations for BUCCANNEERS OF VENUS by Otis Adelbert Kline. St. John says, "Regarding the right to use my cover and illustrations of BUCCUNNEERS OF VENUS, the written permission should, no doubt, be in precise form." St. John goes on to say, "I am a bit coy as to the date of my birth." and he goes on to give a short autobiography, including where he studied art, where he taught, and who he worked for, "Have illustrated for many agencies-A. G. McClurg & Co. (Tarzan, Martian, and Westerns) . Framed under UV protective glass, employing a two-window (opening) black mat with a white core and a burgany fillet with white core. The second window contains a color reproduction of the cover art for St. John's pulp magazine cover illustrating Otis Adelbert Kline's BUCCANNEERS OF VENUS, which Donald M. Grant used as the dust jacket cover art for his edition of Otis Adelbert Kline's book, THE PORTS OF PERIL. Brown hardwood frame with burgandy highlights and black bead, under UV protective glass. Letter's matted size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Illustration's image size: 7 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches. Frame size. 24 x 18 1/2 inches. Fine (our highest grade) in fine frame. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Barry R. Levin Science Fiction & Fantasy]
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