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Lot #39: J.D. Salinger Letter Signed Regarding Publishing After ''Catcher in the Rye''


J.D. Salinger typed letter signed, writing to a fan who wanted to read more from Salinger. Dated 2 July 1979 from Windsor, Vermont, Salinger writes in part, ''...I've been working for a number of years on additional material, but just when or under what conditions I'll publish again, I honestly don't know...[signed] J.D. Salinger''. Notoriously fallow after writing what many consider the greatest 20th century novel, Salinger here hints at his own ambivalence on publishing again after ''Catcher in the Rye''. Single page letter on goldenrod colored paper measures 5.5'' x 8.5''. Signed in fine black felt-tip. Folds, overall near fine. Accompanied by original mailing envelope.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$4,028
Minimum Bid:$2,000
Number of Bids:6