Autograph Letter, SIGNED

By: Sister Mary Dominic, aka Helen M. D. Redpath

Price: $50.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Autograph Letter, signed, thanking Ellen Shaffer for sending a book and some Nuremberg Chronicle leaves. Single sheet. 9 x 7 inches. Handwritten on 1 side, folded twice for mailing; text clean, unmarked. Inserted in a mailing envelope, stamped and postmarked South Brent, Devon and addressed to Miss Ellen Shaffer, Dawson's Book Shop, 627 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, California. Fine. The letter begins, "Dear Miss Shaffer, We think it so very good of you to have sent us the most interesting leaves for the Nuremberg Chronicle, & Lady Abbess sends her most sincere thanks for so kind a thought." Helen M. D. Redpath professed to the Birgittine Order in 1924 as Sister Mary Dominic. Redpath was the author of a biography of Birgitta, God's Ambassadress (1947). Sister Mary Dominic corresponds with Ellen Shaffer (1904-1993), cataloger at Dawson's Book Shop, where she became an expert in rare books, and in particular the Nuremberg Chronicle. In 1950, Shaffer published The Nuremberg Chronicle: A Monograph, one of her most widely read publications. Her papers are now held at the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. Later, Shaffer had a distinguished career in librarianship.

Title: Autograph Letter, SIGNED

Author Name: Sister Mary Dominic, aka Helen M. D. Redpath

Categories: Bookselling,

Publisher: Marley, South Brent, Devon, UK, Syon Abbey: 1933

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: OG1114-089

Keywords: Sister Mary Dominic, Helen M. D. Redpath, Autograph Letter, SIGNED, Ellen Shaffer, Dawson's Book Shop, Nuremberg Chronicle, Manuscript, Women in Bookselling