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Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

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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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DYLAN THOMAS   ~~  SIGNED AGREEMENT FOR THE SALE OF HIS: ‘THE FOLLOWERS’, WHICH WAS TO BE PUBLISHED IN BOOK FORM AS: ‘ADVENTURES IN THE SKIN TRADE AND OTHER STORIES’ AFTER HIS DEATH IN 1955

THOMAS, DYLAN.  (1914 – 1953).  Welsh poet and prose writer whose works include radio broadcasts of: ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ and ‘Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog’; the poem ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’.  Scarce Agreement Signed: “Dylan Thomas”, being his acknowledgement at the conclusion of a Typed [carbon] Letter Signed to him from the ‘American Library of World Literature, Inc.’  One very full page, New York,  August 25, 1953. [just 3 months before is death.] 

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THE NOTED INVENTOR, CHARLES WHEATSTONE ACCEPTS A DINNER INVITATION

WHEATSTONE, CHARLES. (1802-1875).   Scientist and inventor; major figure in the development of electric telegraphy;  In 1843, popularized the Wheatstone bridge, [invented by British mathematician Samuel Christie] a device that accurately measured electrical resistance; patented an early telegraph. Autograph Letter Signed, in the third person: “Sir Charles Wheatstone”, on his ‘19 Park Crescent, Parkland Place, NW’ embossed stationary. One page, octavo. [London], May 19, 1868. Very fine condition.

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RUTHERFORD B. HAYES  ~~  A FINE, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED —  ON PRISON REFORM, A TOPIC THAT HE WAS TO PASSIONATELY EMBRACE IN HIS POST PRESIDENTIAL YEARS

HAYES, RUTHERFORD B(IRCHARD).  (1822-93).  Nineteenth President of the United States (1877-81).  Attractive, boldly penned, Autograph Letter Signed, “Rutherford B. Hayes”.  One full page, large octavo.  ‘Spiegel Grove, Fremont O[hio]’, February 12, 1888.  Very fine condition. 

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SIGNED CABINET PHOTOGRAPH OF GROVER CLEVELAND

CLEVELAND, GROVER.  (1837-1908).  Twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States (1885-9, 1893-7).  Albumin octavo Cabinet Photograph Signed, “Grover Cleveland”, underneath his image, possibly as President.  No place, no date [circa 1883-85]. Cleveland is depicted in a half-length bust pose facing left.

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