The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
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System Number: 11163
Date: 25 November 1893
Author: JW
Place: Paris
Recipient: Messrs Brentano[1]
Place: Paris
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC 7/335
Document Type: TLc


110 rue du Bac

Nov. 25th, 1893.


The bound copy is certainly most fascinating in appearance. Never have I seen the "Art of making Enemies[2]" so really "gentle".

I am much pleased and flattered by the evident interest you have taken in making of the volume such a perfect work of elegance and exquisite taste.

Pray accept my compliments and my warmest thanks,
And believe me, Gentlemen,
Very faithfully yours,

J. Mc.Neill Whistler.

Messrs Brentano.-

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1.  Messrs Brentano

2.  Art of making Enemies
Whistler, James McNeill, The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, London and New York, 1890; presumably they had sent him a specially bound copy. A copy of this sort from around this date containing an inscription is to be found at #13862.