Rediscovered: E. Charles Vivian

Kevin Cook returns once more to handle the autograph action this weekend, but let’s put some spin on it with the premiere of Autograph Hound Saturday Revisited.

An easy concept. You’ve seen signatures by these people before. But you haven’t seen these John Hancocks.

E. Charles Vivian ranks among Kevin’s top collecting passions. He trotted out an inscription awhile back where the prolific author simply signed off as “Viv.”

Today you get the whole moniker. Inked into a 1926 Hodder & Stoughton copy of A King There Was. Kevin, expert in collecting these Brit writers, points out that “12.4.26 means April 12, not December 4.”

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