OWEN WISTER AUTOGRAPH


Owen Wister was born July 14, 1860 – died July 21, 1938. Owen Wister was an American writer and “Father” of western fiction. Wister’s most famous work remains the 1902 novel The Virginian, the loosely constructed story of a cowboy who is a natural aristocrat, set against a highly mythologized version of the Johnson County War and taking the side of the large land owners. This is widely regarded as being the first cowboy novel and was reprinted fourteen times in eight months. The book is dedicated to Theodore Roosevelt. Original Owen Wister Autograph, signed on cut stationary. Hand Written: Nov14. 1922. Dear Sir: Here is my autograph and welcome. Yours truly Owen Wister. Printed at top of stationary: 1004 West End Trust Building Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Approx. size 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches. Regular Price – $ 235.00 / Sale Price – $ 145.00.

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