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NOTED AUTHOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE BOY SCOUTS, ERNEST SETON-THOMPSON

SETON-THOMPSON, ERNEST.  (1860-1946).  English-born Canadian-American author, wildlife artist and illustrator; one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America.  Autograph Letter Signed, “Ernest Seton-Thompson”. One full page, octavo.  “144 Fifth Ave., B-4”, New York, January 10, 1900. 

$125.00
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THE “LIBERATOR OF ARGENTINA, CHILE AND PERU”  ~~  A SCARCE SIGNED LETTER OF JOSE DE SAN MARTIN

SAN MARTÍN, JOSÉ DE.  (1778-1850).  Argentine General, known as the “Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru”; one of the principal leaders of the independence movement in South America from the Spanish Empire in the 19th Century;  served as the Protector of Peru. Scarce Manuscript Letter Signed, “José de San Martín”, in Spanish.  One page, quarto.  Santiago, Chile, June 26, 1817. 

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THE HOLY GRAIL FOR ALL CHARLES DICKENS COLLECTORS!  ~~  A SIGNED AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION FROM “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”.

“AND SO, AS TINY TIM OBSERVED, GOD BLESS US EVERY ONE!”   

WITH A LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL FROM WILKIE COLLINS

Simply superb Autograph Quotation Signed, “Charles Dickens”, being the most famous quotation from his timeless Christmas classic:  A Christmas Carol,  penned on his  imprinted Gad’s Hill Place, Higham by Rochester, Kent stationery, with a bold paraph under his name.  One page, small square octavo.  [approx. 4 1/5 x 5 inches]. “Saturday, 13th February 1869”. 

$75,000.00
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J.M. BARRIE, THE AUTHOR OF “PETER PAN” WRITES TO “LAWRENCE OF ARABIA”

HOPING TO GET ON THE SUBSCRIPTION LIST FOR T.E. LAWRENCE’S MONUMENTAL  SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM AND NOTING THAT THE THOMAS HARDYS’ ARE STAYING WITH HIM DURING THE STAGING OF HARDY’S TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES, WHILE IN THE MEAN TIME, THE GEORGE BERNARD SHAWS’ RESIDE JUST ACROSS THE STREET, AND MAY COME FOR A VISIT!

BARRIE, SIR JAMES MATTHEW.  (1860-1937). Scottish novelist and dramatist. Outstanding Autograph Letter Signed, “Yours sincerely J.M. Barrie,” on imprinted Adelphi Terrace House, Strand, W.C. 2 letterhead. Two pages, octavo. January 3, 1926. To “My dear [T.E.] Lawrence.”

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AN EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS LETTER REFERENCING HIS FIRST SUCCESSFUL BOOK:  “FAIRY AND FOLK TALES OF THE IRISH PEASANTRY” AND SAYS THE PUBLISHER SENT THE BOOK TO THE CONTROVERSIAL RUSSIAN SPIRITUALIST, AUTHOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, AND PUBLISHER OF THE JOURNAL ‘LUCIFER’  ~~  MADAME HELENA BLAVATSKY

YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER.  (1865-1939) Irish poet, dramatist, and Nobel laureate.   Exceptionally early, Autograph Letter Signed, “W.B. Yeats”.  One full page, octavo.  November 9, no year [1888]..  “3 Blenheim Road, Bedford Park, Chiswick”, UK.  To Mr. Keighty. 

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CHARLES DICKENS ~~ HIS SIGNED AND ADDRESSED MONOGRAMMED BLACK-BORDERED MOURNING ENVELOPE

DICKENS, CHARLES. (1812-1870). English novelist. His free-franking signature, Charles Dickens , on the front of his monogrammed black-bordered mourning envelope. [approx 3 ½ x 5 inches]. Addressed in Dickens hand to Henry Austin Esquire, Board of Health, Whitehall, London.

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JOSEPH CONRAD  —  MENTIONING FIVE DIFFERENT WORKS OF HIS AND INFORMING HIS PUBLISHER OF THE ORDER IN WHICH HE WANTS THESE SHORT STORIES TO APPEAR

CONRAD, JOSEPH (1857-1924).  Polish-born British novelist who is regarded as one of the greatest of English novelists. Excellent content Autograph Letter Signed, “J. Conrad.” Two full pages, quarto. “Domeries[?], Luton, Wednesday”, no full date, but docketed “30/1/[190]8.”, by the recipient.  To “Dear Mr. Moore”.

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