Sale 19JJ05 | Lot 118

GRISWOLD, F. GRAY Autograph manuscript: "A Good Sportsman," signed "F. Gray Griswold."

Catalogue: Americana & Hunting Books from the Estate of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

Lot Details

Lot 118
GRISWOLD, F. GRAY Autograph manuscript: "A Good Sportsman," signed "F. Gray Griswold."
[Undated, circa 1920]. 1 sheet. Preserved in custom green morocco-backed cloth folder. One or two pale stains, old vertical and horizontal creasing, rust from paperclip to upper margin.
Griswold provides Windle with his definition of a sportsman: "A good sportsman is a man who has developed his mind and body in the open air and who has good control over both, who has a keen eye, a level head and a light hand. He is a man who is kind and considerate to all living things, who has good judgement, who can do no wrong nor suspect evil in others, who does not crow over his own success, and who has learned to accept defeat with a smiling countenance, yet does not accept it until the last breath has left his body." With note at foot to [Judge Ernest] Windle [proprietor of the Catalina Islander] and initialed F. G. G.: "Your correspondents do not know what a sportsman is! Did you receive a book I mailed you?" Together with retained carbon of Judge Windle's letter to Griswold.


C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson

Estimate: $100 - $200
Sold for $1,062 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $100 - $200
Sold for $1,062 (includes buyer's premium)

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Americana & Hunting Books from the Estate of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

Tue, Oct 01, 2019 at 10am EDT