NOAH WEBSTER

Signature cut, about 4.5 x 2, from a book page signed and dated by an unknown author, Dr. Frankelin, inscribed and dated it, leaving a blank space where the recipient, Noah Webster, inserted his own signature:  “Given by Dr. Frankelin/the Author to N. Webster/1787.”  The cut has been affixed to a slightly larger card.  About fine condition, with a few glue stains and light soiling; and Webster’s signature exhibiting slight ink spreading.  The American lexicographer and textbook pioneer was the publisher of the first dictionary of the American language.

$250