System Number: 11163
Date: 25 November 1893
Recipient: Messrs Brentano
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" 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.
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.