FORESTER, FRANK [=HERBERT, HENRY WILLIAM] Autograph manuscript
for the sketch The Vale of Warwick. [New York?]: [1850-1858?]. Green cloth folding case and chemise. 14 pp. (7 sheets folded once and loosely quired); with a typed transcription. Minor soiling to the first leaf, generally in excellent condition. From the Harry Worcester Smith collection, purchased by him at the Stanley V. Henkel sale of 1923; with the bookplates of John M. Schiff and Rob Cohen.
Herbert's hymn of praise for the Vale of Warwick, in Orange County, New York, the setting for his sporting novels. It was written for W. Hasbrouck's Whig Press in Middletown, New York, and was later reprinted in "Frank Forester's" Sporting Scenes and Characters. Original manuscripts by Porter are quite rare; this last sold at auction in 1990 ($1,300).
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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