November 2017 Auction Ends Thursday, November 16th, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/16/2017
Very interesting lot of three letters signed by J.D. Salinger, comprising an autograph letter signed ''J.D. Salinger'', an autograph postcard signed ''JDS'', and a lengthy typed letter signed ''JDS''. Salinger writes to a Gail Moen -- a sister in the Holy Order of MANS sect, who begins correspondence with Salinger in 1976. Letters include: (1) Lengthy typed letter signed (also with a few handwritten corrections by Salinger) from Cornish, NH on 2 August 1979, where Salinger discusses a myriad of issues, notably his thoughts on responding to ''faceless, disembodied mail'', not liking zealots, being wary of grandiosity, and also spirituality. With excerpted content in very small part, ''...You sound as if you weren't unduly shaken by the 'regional council of priests,' and that seems to me a good, a small grace in itself...all are connected and rumored, even, to be One. But the mystical life, as far as I know or have surmised, doesn't palpably begin until we refrain absolutely from saying and thinking basically speculative things about it...I'm not a great admirer of zeal. Most of the zealots I've known champion and circulate very little that's good or modest, and much that's mere cant and dogma...[signed] JDS''. Two page letter on two sheets measures 5.75'' x 8.5'' with original envelope. Folds, else near fine. (2) Autograph letter signed, dated 24 December 1976, in part, ''Have no idea what sort of order the Holy Order of Mans is, but I...wish you a happy and wise New Year. J.D. Salinger''. With envelope made out in Salinger's hand. Letter measures 8.5'' x 11''. Folds, else near fine. (3) Autograph postcard signed, postmarked 24 December 1977. Salinger writes in part, ''I don't remember...past 'emotional excesses'...It disturbs and saddens, sometimes, that so many young people have joined groups, sects. Well, all paths are long...'' Measures 7'' x 4.75'', in very good condition. An excellent archive of letters, giving insight into Salinger's thoughts on spirituality and organized religion.
Lot of Three Letters Signed by J.D. Salinger From the 1970s, With Interesting Content on Priests, Zealots, Religiosity & Even Carl Jung -- ''...all are connected, and rumored, even to be One...''Lot of Three Letters Signed by J.D. Salinger From the 1970s, With Interesting Content on Priests, Zealots, Religiosity & Even Carl Jung -- ''...all are connected, and rumored, even to be One...''Lot of Three Letters Signed by J.D. Salinger From the 1970s, With Interesting Content on Priests, Zealots, Religiosity & Even Carl Jung -- ''...all are connected, and rumored, even to be One...''Lot of Three Letters Signed by J.D. Salinger From the 1970s, With Interesting Content on Priests, Zealots, Religiosity & Even Carl Jung -- ''...all are connected, and rumored, even to be One...''
Lot of Three Letters Signed by J.D. Salinger From the 1970s, With Interesting Content on Priests, Zealots, Religiosity & Even Carl Jung -- ''...all are connected, and rumored, even to be One...''Lot of Three Letters Signed by J.D. Salinger From the 1970s, With Interesting Content on Priests, Zealots, Religiosity & Even Carl Jung -- ''...all are connected, and rumored, even to be One...''
Lot of Three Letters Signed by J.D. Salinger From the 1970s, With Interesting Content on Priests, Zealots, Religiosity & Even Carl Jung -- ''...all are connected, and rumored, even to be One...''
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Auction closed on Thursday, November 16, 2017.
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