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MARE Walter de la - Autograph Card Signed 1948 to the Strand Magazine

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Walter DE LA MARE (1873-1956)

Autograph Card Signed (“W.J. de la Mare” to [Richard] Usborne, assistant editor of the Strand Magazine.

1 page oblong 8vo, on a correspondence card, The Old Park, 9 June 1948. 

Many thanks for your letter & for the photograph. I have signed it, & congratulate it on the privilege of being destined to hang in the offices of the Strand – a magazine I remember – can it be – from its first number?”

The first issue of the Strand Magazine was dated January 1891, although it was actually available before Christmas 1890. It is most celebrated for publishing the Sherlock Holmes stories with illustrations by Sidney Paget.  De la Mare’s work regularly appeared in it, which is doubtless why he was asked for a signed photograph. Richard Usborne, the leading scholar on the works of P.G. Wodehouse, worked for the Strand until it finally ceased publication in 1950.

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